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John Armstrong's The Art of Preserving Health : Eighteenth-Century Sensibility in Practice.

Author: Adam Budd
Publisher: Farnham : Ashgate Pub., 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Adam Budd's critical edition presents John Armstrong's poem The Art of Preserving Health (1744) and other key sources of the eighteenth-century cult of sensibility. It also includes a comprehensive introduction and explanatory notes, clarifying Armstrong's classical, medical, and social references. Readers will come away convinced of the poem's uniquely engaging perspective on the place of literature, medicine, the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Poetry
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Budd, Adam.
John Armstrong's The Art of Preserving Health : Eighteenth-Century Sensibility in Practice.
Farnham : Ashgate Publishing Ltd, ©2011
Named Person: John Armstrong
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Adam Budd
ISBN: 9781409434184 1409434184
OCLC Number: 721194095
Description: 1 online resource (325 pages)
Contents: Cover; Contents; List of Figures; Preface; Textual Note and Abbreviations; Acknowledgements; General Introduction: Sensibility in Practice: Dr. John Armstrong's The Art of Preserving Health; The Critical Text; Contextual Documents; Table 1: Selected Chronology of significant figures, events, and publications; Table 2: Chronology of Classical Texts; Bibliography; Index.

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Adam Budd's critical edition presents John Armstrong's poem The Art of Preserving Health (1744) and other key sources of the eighteenth-century cult of sensibility. It also includes a comprehensive introduction and explanatory notes, clarifying Armstrong's classical, medical, and social references. Readers will come away convinced of the poem's uniquely engaging perspective on the place of literature, medicine, the body, and the book trade in the literary history of sensibility.

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