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Tradition in transition : women writers, marginal texts, and the eighteenth-century canon

Author: Alvaro Ribeiro; James G Basker
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1996.
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These eighteen essays represent a new generation of eighteenth-century scholarship. Written in honour of Professor Roger Lonsdale of the University of Oxford, the contributions to Tradition in Transition focus on the three main areas of scholarship that Lonsdale has made his own: women writers, marginalized authors and texts, and the shape of the eighteenth-century canon of English Literature. Both reflecting the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Tradition in transition.
Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1996
(OCoLC)604093778
Named Person: Roger Lonsdale
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alvaro Ribeiro; James G Basker
ISBN: 0198182880 9780198182887
OCLC Number: 32013714
Description: xvii, 350 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Poetry, Pudding, and Epictetus: The Consistency of Elizabeth Carter / Carolyn D. Williams --
2. The 'Chit-Chat way': The Letters of Mrs Thrale and Dr Burney / Alvaro Ribeiro --
3. Radical Affinities: Mary Wollstonecraft and Samuel Johnson / James G. Basker --
4. Jane West and the Politics of Reading / April London --
5. Edgeworth's Stern Father: Escaping Thomas Day, 1795-1801 / Marilyn Butler --
6. 'I was a kind of an Historian': The Productions of History in Defoe's Colonel Jack / Katherine A. Armstrong --
7. Master and Servant: Social Mobility and the Ironic Exchange of Roles in Swift's Directions to Servants / Shirshendu Chakrabarti --
8. Boswell at Work: The Revision and Publication of The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides / Ian McGowan --
9. At the Boundaries of Fiction: Samuel Paterson's Another Traveller! / Katherine S.H. Turner --
10. 'Oral Tradition': The Evolution of an Eighteenth-Century Concept / Nicholas Hudson.
Responsibility: edited by Alvaro Ribeiro and James G. Basker.
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