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The crisis of literature in the 1790s : print culture and the public sphere

Author: Paul Keen
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999.
Series: Cambridge studies in Romanticism, 36.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book offers an original study of the debates which arose in the 1790s about the nature and social role of literature. Paul Keen shows how these debates were situated at the intersection of the French Revolution and a more gradual revolution in information and literacy reflecting the aspirations of the professional classes in eighteenth-century England. He traces the convergence of these movements in a shared  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Keen
ISBN: 0521653258 9780521653251 0521027225 9780521027229
OCLC Number: 40744307
Description: xii, 299 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction problems now and then --
Republic of letters --
Men of letters --
Preamble swinish multitudes --
poorer sort --
Masculine women --
Oriental literature --
Conclusion romantic revisions.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in Romanticism, 36.
Responsibility: Paul Keen.
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