Eighteenth-Century Satire: Essays on Text and Context from Dryden to Peter Pindar

Eighteenth-Century Satire: Essays on Text and Context from Dryden to Peter Pindar

by Howard D. Weinbrot


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ISBN-13: 9780521034098
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/28/2006
Edition description: ANN
Pages: 276
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgments; List of abbreviations; Introduction: the achievement of Dryden's 'Discourse on Satyr'; Part I. Contexts: 1. The pattern of formal verse satire in the Restoration and the eighteenth century; 2. History, Horace and Augustus Caesar: some implications for eighteenth-century satire; 3. Masked men and satire and Pope: towards an historical basis for the eighteenth-century persona; Part II. Texts: 4. The swelling volume: the apocalyptic satire of Rochester's Letter from Artemisia in the Town to Chloe in the Country; 5. The 'Allusion to Horace': Rochester's imitative mode; 6. 'Natures holy bands' in Absalom and Achitophel: fathers and sons, satire and change; 7. The Rape of the Lock and the contexts of warfare; 8. 'Such as Sir Robert would approve'? Answers to Pope's answer from Horace; 9. The conventions of classical satire and the practice of Pope; 10. Persius, the opposition to Walpole, and Pope; 11. Johnson's London and Juvenal's third satire: the country as 'ironic' norm; 12. No 'mock debate': questions and answers in The Vanity of Human Wishes; 13. Pope, his successors, and the dissociation of satiric sensibility: an hypothesis; Notes; Index.

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