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The practice of satire in England, 1658-1770, Ashley Marshall

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The practice of satire in England, 1658-1770
Title
The practice of satire in England, 1658-1770
Statement of responsibility
Ashley Marshall
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In The Practice of Satire in England, 1658-1770, Ashley Marshall explores how satire was conceived and understood by writers and readers of the period. Her account is based on a reading of some 3,000 works ranging from one-page squibs to novels. The objective is not to recuperate particular minor works but to recover the satiric milieu-to resituate the masterpieces amid the hundreds of other works alongside which they were originally written and read. The long eighteenth century is generally hailed as the great age of satire, and as such, it has received much critical attention. However, scholars have focused almost exclusively on a small number of canonical works, such as Gulliver's Travels and The Dunciad, and have not looked for continuity over time. Marshall revises the standard account of eighteenth-century satire, revealing it to be messy, confused, discontinuous, and exhibiting radical and rapid changes over time. The true history of satire in its great age is not a history at all. Rather, it is a collection of discontinuous little histories."--Publisher's website
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Marshall, Ashley
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Satire, English
  • English literature
  • English literature
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The practice of satire in England, 1658-1770, Ashley Marshall
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [355]-409) and index
Contents
Canonical and noncanonical satire, 1658-1770: some questions of definition, aims, and method -- Contemporary views on satire, 1658-1770 -- Satire in the Carolean period -- Beyond Carolean: satire at the end of the seventeenth century -- Defoe, Swift, and new varieties of satire, 1700-1725 -- Harsh and sympathetic satire, 1726-1745 -- Churchill, Foote, Macklin, Garrick, Smollett, Sterne, and others, 1745-1770 -- Epilogue: toward a new history of English satire, 1658-1770
Control code
ocn798263907
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 430 pages
Isbn
9781421408163
Label
The practice of satire in England, 1658-1770, Ashley Marshall
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [355]-409) and index
Contents
Canonical and noncanonical satire, 1658-1770: some questions of definition, aims, and method -- Contemporary views on satire, 1658-1770 -- Satire in the Carolean period -- Beyond Carolean: satire at the end of the seventeenth century -- Defoe, Swift, and new varieties of satire, 1700-1725 -- Harsh and sympathetic satire, 1726-1745 -- Churchill, Foote, Macklin, Garrick, Smollett, Sterne, and others, 1745-1770 -- Epilogue: toward a new history of English satire, 1658-1770
Control code
ocn798263907
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 430 pages
Isbn
9781421408163

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