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Satire and sentiment, 1660-1830 : stress points in the English Augustan tradition

Author: Claude Julien Rawson
Publisher: New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Claude Rawson examines the evolution of satirical writing in the period 1660-1830. In a sequence of linked chapters, some new and others revised substantially from earlier articles, he focuses on English writers from Rochester to Austen, both within a contemporaneous European context and as part of a tradition deriving from classical and sixteenth-century Humanist predecessors (Homer, Virgil, Erasmus, Montaigne) and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Claude Julien Rawson
ISBN: 0300079168 9780300079166
OCLC Number: 298444772
Notes: Repr. with corrections. - Originally published: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1994.
Description: xvi, 309 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Rochester; 2. Oldham; 3. Mock-heroic and war. Part I: Swift, Pope and others; 4. Mock-heroic and war. Part II: Byron, Shelley and heroic discredit; 5. Revolution in the moral wardrobe - mutations of an image from Dryden to Burke; 6. The Tatler and Spectator; 7. Richardson, alas; 8. Boswell's life and journals; 9. Boswell's Life of Johnson; 10. Dining out in Paris and London: Thomas Moore's journal; 11. Satire, sensibility, and innovation in Jane Austen - "Persuasion" and the minor works.
Responsibility: Claude Rawson.

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Rawson examines the evolution of satirical writing from 1660 to 1830. He focuses on English writers from Rochester to Austen, both within a European context and as part of a tradition deriving from  Read more...

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"Rawson is himself an Augustan among critics, expressing worlds of scholarship with a pungent and delightful humanism." Donald Lyons, New Criterion "A luxuriant hybrid of keen literary criticism and Read more...

 
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