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The Eighteenth-Century British Verse Epistle free pdf This is the first comprehensive study of the verse epistle in Britain during the eighteenth century, the period of its greatest importance. It offers a systematic definition of the form that attempts to do justice to its full variety, and it also provides convincing evidence of how popular a form it was. Through detailed analysis of a large number of examples of all types of epistle - including ethic, familiar, humorous, heroic, satirical and complimentary - it casts light both on well-known poems by such writers as Alexander Pope and Robert Burns, and on poems that are little known or not known at all. Among these are epistles by women such as Anne Finch, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu and Susanna Blamire, and by writers of both sexes from the labouring classes, such as Allan Ramsay, John Bancks and Mary Leapor.

About Bill Overton

BILL OVERTON is Professor of Literary Studies at Loughborough University, UK. His most recent books are The Novel of Female Adultery: Love and Gender in Continental European Fiction 1830-1900 (1996), Fictions of Female Adultery: Theories and Circumtexts 1684-1890 (2002) and A Letter to My Love: Love Poems by Women First Published in the Barbados Gazette, 1731-1737 (2001).

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Author : Bill Overton
Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
Data Published : 24 October 2007
ISBN : 0230593461
EAN : 9780230593466
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 240 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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