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  • Author(s) E. McGirr
  • Edition1
  • Published01242007
  • PublisherMacmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN9781137061225
Eighteenth-Century Characters offers a concise introduction to the eighteenth century, using characters as its starting point. Elaine M. McGirr presents contextualized readings of stock characters from canonical and popular literature, such as: - the rake and the fop - the country gentleman - the good woman - the coquette and the prude - the country maid and the town lady - the Catholic, the Protestant and the British Other. Each chapter explores how a character's significance and role changes over the century, illustrating and explaining radical shifts in taste, ideology and style. Also featuring illustrations, a Chronology and a helpful Bibliography and Further Reading section, this essential guide will provide students with the necessary background to understand the period's literature and to embark on further study.

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  • Author(s) E. McGirr
  • Edition1
  • Published01242007
  • PublisherMacmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN9781137061225
Eighteenth-Century Characters offers a concise introduction to the eighteenth century, using characters as its starting point. Elaine M. McGirr presents contextualized readings of stock characters from canonical and popular literature, such as: - the rake and the fop - the country gentleman - the good woman - the coquette and the prude - the country maid and the town lady - the Catholic, the Protestant and the British Other. Each chapter explores how a character's significance and role changes over the century, illustrating and explaining radical shifts in taste, ideology and style. Also featuring illustrations, a Chronology and a helpful Bibliography and Further Reading section, this essential guide will provide students with the necessary background to understand the period's literature and to embark on further study.
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