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This Concise Companion presents fresh perspectives on eighteenth-century literature.
List of Illustrations.
Notes on Contributors.
Introduction: Cynthia Wall.
1. Trade, travel and empire: “Knowing other places 1660-1800”: Miles Ogborn (University of London) and Charles W. J. Withers (University of Edinburgh).
2. Scientific investigations: “Paradise regained: the rhetoric of English experimentalism”: Joanna Picciotto (Princeton University).
3. Public and private: “The myth of the bourgeois public sphere”: J. A. Downie (University of London).
4. The Streets: “Literary beggars and the reality of street life in eighteenth-century London”: Tim Hitchcock (University of Hertfordshire).
5. The Sewers: Ordure, Effluence and Excess in the Eighteenth Century: Sophie Gee (Princeton University).
6. The Novel: “Novels in the world of moving goods”: Deidre Shauna Lynch (Indiana University).
7. The Gothic: “Moving in the world of novels”: Mark Blackwell (University of Hartford).
8. Gendering Texts: “‘The Abuse of Title Pages’: men writing as women”: Susan Staves (Brandeis University).
9. Drama: “Dramatic changes”: John O’Brien (University of Virginia).
10. Poetry: “Poetry of occasions”: J. Paul Hunter (University of Virginia).
11. Forms of Sublimity: The Garden, the Georgic, the Nation: Rachel Crawford (University of San Francisco).
12. Criticism: “Literary history and literary historicism: Mark Salber Phillips (Carleton University).