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Aaron Hill: the muses' projector, 1685-1750

Author: Christine Gerrard
Publisher: Oxford [etc.] : Oxford University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Christine Gerrard offers a lively and engaging account of one of the most interesting yet neglected figures in the age of Pope. Theatre impresario, poet, and commercial entrepreneur, Aaron Hill was  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Aaron Hill
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christine Gerrard
ISBN: 0198183887 9780198183884
OCLC Number: 905794492
Description: 267 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: List of Illustrations ; Abbreviations ; Introduction ; 1. Hackney Apollo, 1685-1711 ; 2. Schemes and Projects, 1712-1721 ; 3. 'Heavenly Clio': the making of the Hillarian circle, 1720-1723 ; 4. The 'Scorpion Haywood': the breaking of the Hillarian circle, 1723-1725 ; 5. The Plain Dealer and the religious sublime, 1724-1728 ; 6. 'Dipt in the Dirt': Pope, cultural politics, and Grub Street, 1728-1733 ; 7. Hill and the London stage, 1731-1736 ; 8. Hill, Voltaire, and Prince Frederick, 1733-1738 ; 9. 'Essex man': Richardson and the Hill family, 1733-1738 ; 10. Patriotism, fame, and death, 1743-1750 ; Bibliography
Other Titles: Aaron Hill
Responsibility: Christine Gerrard.
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