This book explores the tradition of fable across a wide variety of written and illustrative media, from its origins in classical antiquity to the end of the English eighteenth century and beyond. Tracing the impact of classical models on verse and moral fables of the eighteenth century, and studying the use of the fable by major writersincluding Dryden, Pope, Swift, Gay and Cowperin their historical and literary contexts, Mark Loveridge offers the first full account of a highly significant form of English and European literature.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.87(d)|
Table of Contents
List of illustrations; Preface and acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; 1. Introduction; 2. Fables and novels; 3. The Peachum position; 4. History, transmission, kindred; 5. The fable in the wars: Ogilby and after; 6. Transitions: Dryden to Mandeville; 7. High Augustan fable: Mandeville, Swift and Gay; 8. Gay to Cowper: the diaspora of fable; References; Index.