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The English fable : Aesop and literary culture, 1651-1740

Author: Jayne Elizabeth Lewis
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1996.
Series: Cambridge studies in eighteenth-century English literature and thought, 28.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the role the fable played in the development of English literature and culture in the period 1651-1740.

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Genre/Form: Parodies, imitations, etc
Named Person: John Dryden; John Gay; Anne Kingsmill Finch Winchilsea, Countess of; Aesop; Aesop; John Dryden; Anne Finch Winchilsea, Countess of; Aesopus; John (1631-1700) Dryden; 0620?-0560? av J -C Esope de Phrygie; Ésope; John Gay; Anne Finch Winchilsea, (comtesse de)); John Dryden; John Gay; Aesopus.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jayne Elizabeth Lewis
ISBN: 0521481112 9780521481113
OCLC Number: 32276263
Description: x, 234 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: the English fable --
Aesopian examples: the English fable collection and its authors, 1651-1740 --
"The first pieces of wit": Augustan fable theory and the birth of the book --
Common and uncommon characters: the lives of Aesop --
Brutal transactions, "mysterious writ": Aesop's fables and Dryden's later poetry --
In her "transparent laberynth": obstructions of poetic justice in Anne Finch's fables --
Risking contradiction: John Gay's Fables and the matter of reading --
The moral.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in eighteenth-century English literature and thought, 28.
Responsibility: Jayne Elizabeth Lewis.
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