A Companion to Eighteenth-Century Poetry

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<p>This broad-ranging <i>Companion</i> offers readers a thorough grounding in both the background and the substance of eighteenth-century poetry in all its rich variety.</p> <ul> <li>Provides an up-to-date and wide-ranging guide to eighteenth-century poetry</li> <li>Reflects the dramatic transformation which has taken place in the study of eighteenth-century poetry over the past two decades</li> <li>Opens with a section on contexts, discussing poetry’s relationships with patriotism, politics, science, and the visual arts, for example</li> <li>Discusses poetry by male and female poets from all walks of life</li> <li>Includes numerous close readings of individual poems, ranging from Pope’s <i>The Rape of the Lock</i> to Mary Collier’s <i>The Woman’s Labour</i></li> <li>Includes more provocative contributions on subjects such as rural poetry and the self-taught tradition, British poetry ‘beyond the borders’, the constructions of femininity, women as writers and women as readers.</li> <li>Designed to be used alongside David Fairer and Christine Gerrard’s <i>Eighteenth-Century Poetry: An Annotated Anthology, 3rd edition</i> (Wiley Blackwell, 2014)</li> </ul>

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