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The sublime : a reader in British eighteenth-century aesthetic theory

Author: Andrew Ashfield; Peter De Bolla
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Item reprints 18th century texts on the sublime.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Ashfield; Peter De Bolla
ISBN: 0521395453 9780521395458 0521395828 9780521395823
OCLC Number: 33819465
Description: ix, 314 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The Longinian tradition --
from Dionysius Longinus on the sublime (1743) --
from Remarks on a book entitled, Prince Arthur (1696) / John Dennis --
from The advancement and reformation of modern poetry (1701) / John Dennis --
from The grounds of criticism in poetry (1704) / John Dennis --
from Essays upon several subjects (1716) / Sir Richard Blackmore --
from A miscellany of ingenious thoughts (1721) / Tamworth Reresby --
from An essay on the theory of painting (1725) / Jonathan Richardson --
from Reflections on the nature and property of languages (London 1731) / Thomas Stackhouse --
from The works (1735) / Hildebrand Jacob --
from Lectures on poetry (1742) / Joseph Trapp --
Rhapsody to rhetoric --
from The spectator, (1712-1714) / Joseph Addison --
from A discourse on ancient and modern learning (1734) / Joseph Addison --
from Characteristicks (1714) / Anthony Ashley Cooper --
from The works (1724) / Henry Needler --
from To David Fordyce, 18th June 1742 / Mark Akenside --
from The pleasures of imagination (1744) / Mark Akenside --
An essay on the sublime (1747) / John Baillie --
from Observations on man (1749) / David Hartley --
from Lectures on the sacred poetry of the Hebrews (1753/1787) / Robert Lowth --
from A dictionary of the English language (1755) / Samuel Johnson --
from Conjectures on original composition (1759) / Edward Young --
from The art of speaking (1761) / James Burgh --
from A course of lectures on oratory and criticism (1777) / Joseph Priestley ; from An enquiry concerning the principles of taste (1785) / Frances Reynolds --
Irish perspectives. from A philosophical enquiry into the origin of our ideas of the sublime and beautiful (1759) / Edmund Burke ; from Lectures concerning oratory (1758) / John Lawson ; from Clio : or, a discourse on taste (1769) / James Usher --
The Aberdonian enlightenment. from An enquiry into the life and writings of Homer (1735) / Thomas Blackwell ; from Theodorus : a dialogue concerning the art of preaching (1752) / David Fordyce ; from An essay on taste (1759) / Alexander Gerard ; from An essay on original genius (1767) / William Duff ; from Essays on the intellectual powers of man (1785) / Thomas Reid ; from Dissertations moral and critical (1783) / James Beattie --
Edinburgh and Glasgow. from A treatise of human nature (1739-40) / David Hume ; from A critical dissertation on the poems of Ossian (1763) / Hugh Blair ; from Lectures on rhetoric and belles lettres (1783) / Hugh Blair ; from Elements of criticism (1765) / Henry Home, Lord Kames ; from Essays on philosophical subjects (1758/1795) / Adam Smith ; from The theory of moral sentiments (1759/1790) / Adam Smith ; from An essay on the history of civil society (1767) / Adam Ferguson --
From the picturesque to the political. from A dissertation on oriental gardening (1772) / Sir William Chambers ; from An essay on the picturesque (1794) / Uvedale Price ; from A review of The landscape (1795) / William Marshall ; from The history of the life of William Pitt, Earl of Chatham (1783) / William Godwin ; from Enquiry concerning political justice (1798) / William Godwin ; from Reflections on the revolution in France (1790) / Edmund Burke ; from A letter from the right honourable Edmund Burke to a noble lord (1796) / Edmund Burke ; from A vindication of the rights of man (1790) / Mary Wollstonecraft ; from Letters written in France (1790) / Helen Maria Williams ; from A tour in Switzerland (1798) / Helen Maria Williams.
Responsibility: edited by Andrew Ashfield and Peter de Bolla.
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The unavailability of early texts on the Sublime has all too often resulted in limited understanding of a key concept in aesthetic and theoretical debate. This valuable anthology makes available for  Read more...

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