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Edward Gibbon and the Shape of History

Edward Gibbon and the Shape of History

Charlotte Roberts

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198704836
eISBN:
9780191789458
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198704836.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

Edward Gibbon’s presentation of character in both the History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire and in his posthumously published Memoirs demonstrates a prevailing interest in the values of ... More

Eighteenth-Century Fiction and the Reinvention of Wonder

Eighteenth-Century Fiction and the Reinvention of Wonder

Sarah Tindal Kareem

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199689101
eISBN:
9780191802027
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689101.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

A footprint materializes mysteriously on a deserted shore; a giant helmet falls from the sky; a traveler awakens to find his horse dangling from a church steeple. Eighteenth-century fiction brims ... More

Epic into NovelHenry Fielding, Scriblerian Satire, and the Consumption of Classical Literature

Epic into Novel: Henry Fielding, Scriblerian Satire, and the Consumption of Classical Literature

Henry Power

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780198723875
eISBN:
9780191791178
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723875.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This book looks at Henry Fielding’s adaptation of classical epic in the context of what he called the ‘Trade of … authoring’. Fielding stressed that his novels were modelled on classical literature. ... More

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