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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  2. Ian McGowan
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  44. Back Matter
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About this book

Introduction

The selection of writing in this anthology brings alive the excitement, wit and exuberance of the Restoration and eighteenth century. The variety of genres in this period is vividly illustrated, from the fiction of Defoe and Fielding to the satires of Dryden and Pope and the comedies of Congreve and Sheridan. Major figures such as Swift and Johnson are generously represented, while letters and diaries - including those of women writers such as Fanny Burney and Lady Mary Wortley Montague - provide an entertaining social background. This volume provides a detailed literary picture of society in a period of change, and a vivid portrayal of this intriguing age.

Keywords

eighteenth century fiction Pope restoration satire society women writing

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