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The pleasures of the imagination : English culture in the eighteenth century

Author: John Brewer
Publisher: New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st Farrar Straus and Giroux edView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Brewer
ISBN: 0374234582 9780374234584
OCLC Number: 37740354
Notes: Originally published: United Kingdom : HarperCollins, 1997.
Description: xxx, 721 p., [12] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Contents: Changing places : the court and the city --
The pleasures of the imagination --
Authors, publishers and the making of literary culture --
Readers and the reading public --
The market and the academy --
Connoisseurs and artists --
Painters' practice, artists' lives --
The Georgian stage --
The theatre, power and commerce --
Performance for the nation --
Borrowing, copying and collecting --
The English provinces --
Thomas Bewick : 'the poet who lives on the banks of the Tyne' --
'The harmony of heaven' : John Marsh and provincial music --
'Queen muse of Britain' : Anna Seward of Lichfield and the literary provinces --
Culture, nature and nation.
Responsibility: John Brewer.
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