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The evolution of English prose, 1700-1800 : style, politeness, and print culture

Author: Carey McIntosh
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1998.
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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McIntosh, Carey.
Evolution of English prose, 1700-1800.
Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1998
(DLC) 97040963
(OCoLC)37761896
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Carey McIntosh
ISBN: 0511005954 9780511005954
OCLC Number: 47010457
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 276 pages)
Contents: 1. The ordering of English. Hypotheses, contexts. Approaches. Cultural insecurity in the early eighteenth century. Cultural complacency in the later eighteenth century --
2. Literacy and politeness: the gentrification of English prose. Early eighteenth-century prose. Late eighteenth-century prose. Orality and writtenness. Microscope and telescope --
3. Testing the model. Defoe and Paine. Pope and Wordsworth. Astell and Wollstonecraft. Jonathan Swift. Edmund Burke. Shaftesbury --
4. Loose and periodic sentences. What makes a sentence periodic? The domains of periodicity. Defoe and the syntax of accumulation. Joseph Addison --
5. Lofty language and low. James Boswell. Decorum and genre and Boswell's Life.
Responsibility: Carey McIntosh.
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