Satire and Secrecy in English Literature from 1650 to 1750

Satire and Secrecy in English Literature from 1650 to 1750

by M. Rabb

Paperback(1st ed. 2007)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349539918
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 01/21/2016
Edition description: 1st ed. 2007
Pages: 235
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Melinda Alliker Rabb is Associate Professor of English and American Literatures and Language at Brown University. She has published widely in scholarly journals on topics pertaining to the long eighteenth-century. They include studies of Swift, Pope, Manley, Fielding, Richardson, Sterne, Godwin, women writers, satire, and the canon.

Table of Contents

Secrecy and Satire* A History of Secrecy
• Towards a Theory of Satire I: Gossip and Slander
• Towards a Theory of Satire II: Secret History *The Gender of Satire: Contracts, Promises, and Don Juan-figure from Behn to Byron
• Satire: Re-reading The New Atalantis , Gulliver_s Travels , The Rape of the Lock , The Dunciad
• _A Life by Stealth_: Autobiographical Satire in Manley, Swift, and Pope *Postmodernizing Satire: Secrecy, Conspiracy, and Paranoia

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