Author: Daniel Defoe
View: 7524Britain in the early eighteenth century: an introduction that is both informative and imaginative, reliable and entertaining. To the tradition of travel writing Daniel Defoe brings a lifetime's experience as a businessman, soldier, economic journalist and spy, and his Tour (1724-6) is an invaluable source of social and economic history. But this book is far more than a beautifully written guide to Britain just before the industrial revolution, for Defoe possessed a wild, inventive streak that endows his work with astonishing energy and tension, and the Tour is his deeply imaginative response to a brave new economic world. By employing his skills as a chronicler, a polemicist and a creative writer keenly sensitive to the depredations of time, Defoe more than achieves his aim of rendering 'the present state' of Britain.
Author: Natalie Braber,Jonnie Robinson
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
View: 4424This volume will provide a comprehensive yet accessible description of East Midlands English, an area of neglect in linguistic research. Existing publications, which aggregate the findings of earlier surveys and more recent localised studies presenting an overview of regional speech in the UK, are either lacking up-to-date research data from the East Midlands or simply ignore the region. A coordinated survey of dialects of the East Midlands was part of the Survey of English Dialects (SED) in the 1950s. This data is now over sixty years old and focuses almost exclusively on broad rural dialect speakers. This book will fill the knowledge and literature gaps by comparing vernacular speech in different urban and rural locations in the East Midlands, and examining whether the East Midlands is a 'transition zone' between the North and South. Recordings held by the British Library will be used, and will be supplemented with recordings made with local speakers. Language in the East Midlands is distinctive and there is considerable regional variety, for instance, between speech in the major urban centres of Nottingham, Derby and Leicester. Bringing out this regional variation will also improve our wider understanding of language variation in English. The concept of the East Midlands in itself is not a clear one, and this volume aims to address such issues and to examine what makes the East Midlands an area of itself and what this area includes.
Essays Presented to Geoffrey Holmes
Author: Clyve Jones
Publisher: A&C Black
View: 4615The seventy years of late Stuart and early Hanoverian Britain following 1680 were a crucial period in British politics and society, seeing the growth both of political parties and of stability. This collection of original essays provides a coherent account of Britain in the 'First Age of Party'.
Author: Daniel Defoe
Publisher: Gale Ecco, Print Editions
View: 2481The 18th century was a wealth of knowledge, exploration and rapidly growing technology and expanding record-keeping made possible by advances in the printing press. In its determination to preserve the century of revolution, Gale initiated a revolution of its own: digitization of epic proportions to preserve these invaluable works in the largest archive of its kind. Now for the first time these high-quality digital copies of original 18th century manuscripts are available in print, making them highly accessible to libraries, undergraduate students, and independent scholars. Rich in titles on English life and social history, this collection spans the world as it was known to eighteenth-century historians and explorers. Titles include a wealth of travel accounts and diaries, histories of nations from throughout the world, and maps and charts of a world that was still being discovered. Students of the War of American Independence will find fascinating accounts from the British side of conflict. ++++ The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to insure edition identification: ++++ British Library T070856 Vols. II and III omit the names of W. Strahan, J. Nichols, and W. Goldsmith from the imprint; vol. IV. omits the name of W. Goldsmith. London: printed by W. Strahan, J. F. and C. Rivington, J. Buckland, R. Baldwin, T. Longman, T. Caslon, J. Richardson, T. Lowndes, W. Stuart, T. Becket, S. Bladon, T. Cadell, E. and C. Dilly, J. Nichols, W. Flexney, W. Goldsmith, G. Burnet, and J. Bell, 1 4v., plates: maps; 12°
Theme and Design in Defoe's Tour
Author: Pat Rogers
Publisher: University of Delaware Press
View: 9275A substantial introduction sets out a conceptual framework for the chapters that follow, putting the Tour into the historical context of travel writing and the development of a literature of tourism.
The Letter Book of Joseph Symson of Kendal, 1711-1720
Author: Joseph Symson,Simon David Smith
Publisher: Oxford University Press
View: 4886'This volume includes more than 2000 letters, and has been excellently edited by Simon Smith, with extensive indexing by place, name and subject. It greatly adds to our knowledge of an important but relatively poorly documented subject.' -English Historical Review'A rich source for local, social and economic historians. A special bouquet is due to Dr Smith for his substantial introduction, a book in itself, which provides so much background information.' -The Keswick Reminder'This very important publication, which contributes significantly to the historical resources available for our two counties... will give great pleasure and interest to many.' -Cumberland andamp; Westmorland Antiquarian andamp; Archaeological Society Newsletter'An enormous range of topics appears in the excellent subject index.' -Cumberland andamp; Westmorland Antiquarian andamp; Archaeological Society NewsletterThe letters of Joseph Symson provide a rare glimpse into the public and private life of an inland merchant who was also a member of England's urban elite. The volume reveals how Symson organised his trade and attempted to organise his family. It details his responses to the political, economic, and religious uncertainties of the early years of the eighteenth century. These letters portray both a closely-knit society of north west mercantile families based on regional affiliation and kinship; and a wider world of trade increasingly integrated with the economies of England, Ireland and Scotland - a world linked to the expansion of the Atlantic economy.