Poems, Plays, and

Poems, Plays, and "The Briton"

by Tobias Smollett
     
 

The poems, plays, and political writings in this volume are essential to an understanding of Smollett and the literary and social currents of eighteenth-century England. In his introductions to the sections, Gassman traces the history of their publication and reception, and provides extensive explanations of historical and literary allusions.See more details below

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The poems, plays, and political writings in this volume are essential to an understanding of Smollett and the literary and social currents of eighteenth-century England. In his introductions to the sections, Gassman traces the history of their publication and reception, and provides extensive explanations of historical and literary allusions.

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The poems (Smollett's entire achievement in the genre), plays (the only two extant), and political writings (for The Briton, a weekly journal he established in 1762) included in this volume are central to an understanding of Smollett (1721-1771) and the literary and social currents of 18th-century England. Editor Gassman identifies the circumstances that prompted Smollett to undertake these writings, traces the history of their publication and reception, and provides extensive explanations of historical and literary allusions. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820346090
Publisher:
University of Georgia Press
Publication date:
01/15/2014
Series:
The Works of Tobias Smollett Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
592
Sales rank:
1,171,190
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.40(d)

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