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Professional Imaginative Writing in England, 1670–1740: 'Hackney for Bread'

Brean S. Hammond


This book sets out to provide an overview of the social, political, economic, and institutional context within which imaginative writing developed during the late 17th and 18th century. It was in this period that such writing became a widely-consumed commodity, as literacy improved, women entered the literary workplace in considerable numbers, newspapers and periodicals emerged as distinct forms, and the novel became a recognized literary form.

Keywords: imaginative writing, literacy, newspapers, periodicals, novel, women writers

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1997 Print ISBN-13: 9780198112990
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112990.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Brean S. Hammond, author
University of Wales