Author: William Arnall,Simon Varey
Publisher: Bucknell University Press
View: 7337Simon Varey's edition of William Arnall's Case of Opposition Stated (1732) stands to enrich the ongoing discussion of politics and propaganda in the British paper wars of the 1720s and 1730s. The pamphlet, funded by Sir Robert Walpole's administration, attempted to undermine the credibility of the opposition spearheaded by Viscount Bolingbroke and William Pulteney. Arnall's point-by-point rebuttal of a recent number of Bolingbroke and Pulteney's newspaper, the Craftsman, had a particular urgency about it: the Craftsman's printer had recently been convicted for seditious libel, and the Craftsman was reveling in the publicity, selling more copies as it intensified its attacks on Walpole and George II. Arnall's blistering polemic constituted the administration's most forceful attempt to turn the debate against the opposition. The edition includes a scholarly introduction and notes as well as transcriptions of several numbers of the Craftsman and sections of Dr. Varey's previously unpublished manuscript on the Craftsman. The late Dr. Varey published widely on eighteenth-century subjects.
Author: A. Kilday
View: 9807The killing of new-born children is an intensely emotional and emotive subject. The hidden nature of this crime has made it an area incredibly difficult subject area for historians to approach up until now. This work provides the first detailed history of infanticide in mainland Britain from 1600 to the modern era.
Druckerhandwerk, Vertriebswesen und Tagesschrifttum in London 1695-1750
Author: Karl Tilman Winkler
Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag
View: 3862Zeitungen und anderes Tagesschrifttum bildeten in London seit dem ausgehenden 17. Jahrhundert die Lebensgrundlage des Druckerhandwerks und eines auf diese Veroffentlichungsform spezialisierten Vertriebswesens. Hier wird erstmals ein geschlossenes Bild von beiden Londoner Gewerben in der ersten Halfte des 18. Jahrhunderts gegeben. Zu behandelten Faktoren gehoren u.a.: jeweilige Position innerhalb der Zunft, Groae und innergewerbliche Hierarchie, Beschaftigungsumfang und Werkstattstruktur, Kapazitaten, arbeits- und herstellungstechnische Ablaufe, Preiskalkulation und Wirtschaftlichkeit, Vertriebs- und Verkaufsformen, Lieferung und Absatz auaerhalb Londons, Marketing und Werbung. Auaerdem werden Lebensgeschichte und Berufskarriere der Beteiligten vollstandig erfaat. Damit liegt auch ein biographisches Nachschlagewerk vor. Ein weiterer Titel des Verfassers: "Woerterkrieg".
The Critical Heritage Volume 2 1693-1733
Author: Brian Vickers
Category: Literary Criticism
View: 3617The Critical Heritage gathers together a large body of critical sources on major figures in literature. Each volume presents contemporary responses to a writer's work, enabling students and researchers to read for themselves, for example, comments on early performances of Shakespeare's plays, or reactions to the first publication of Jane Austen's novels. The carefully selected sources range from landmark essays in the history of criticism to journalism and contemporary opinion, and little published documentary material such as letters and diaries. Significant pieces of criticism from later periods are also included, in order to demonstrate the fluctuations in an author's reputation. Each volume contains an introduction to the writer's published works, a selected bibliography, and an index of works, authors and subjects. The Collected Critical Heritage set will be available as a set of 68 volumes and the series will also be available in mini sets selected by period (in slipcase boxes) and as individual volumes.
Bolingbroke and the Polemical Response to Walpole, 1730-1737
Author: Alexander Pettit
Publisher: University of Delaware Press
View: 5272"Alexander Pettit analyzes the formation of and the reaction against the notion of a unified opposition to England's de facto prime minister Sir Robert Walpole (1676-1745), the "great man" of Scriblerian satire who was reviled throughout the 1730s for his hostility to the belles lettres, his alleged disregard of the royal prerogative, and his concentration of power in an oligarchy of parliamentary "placemen." The discussion draws extensively on ephemeral plays, sermons, pamphlets, and newspapers that in their own day were regarded as significant contributions to the political debate." "Pettit shows that the myth of coherent anti-Walpoleanism was promoted vigorously by Henry St. John, Viscount Bolingbroke (1678-1751), cofounder of the popular opposition weekly, the Craftsman. But Pettit argues that much of the anti-Walpole literature of the 1730s responds anxiously to Bolingbroke's prescriptive theorizing and questions or criticizes the terms of his appeals to consensus. The opposition was fundamentally in disagreement about how to formulate its objection to modern government." "Bolingbroke's reductive fantasy of the opposition has been regarded charitably by modern commentators, most of whom have chosen to regard the "print-wars" as the occasion for Bolingbroke's major political treatises or as background to the satire of his friends, the Scriblerians. This emphasis on a small and interconnected group of writers and sources, however, has caused scholars to neglect the opposition's diversity and its lack of coherence."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Author: R. M. Wiles
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
View: 1416This 1957 text was the first thorough account of the serial publication of books in the eighteenth century. Professor Wiles shows how, first by serialization in newspapers and then by releasing instalments of a work in progress in small packets of sheets stitched in blue paper and delivered regularly to subscribers, English publishers made new and old books available to a great number of readers. It had not previously been realized how extensive the practice was. As a method of publishing it had important effects: because books could be sent out in instalments the high price of books sold was no longer a bar to the spread of literacy and useful knowledge. After explaining the growth of this method from the last years of the seventeenth century until 1750, Professor Wiles gives important chapters to related questions, such as the state of the law of copyright.
Criminal Biographies of the Eighteenth Century
Author: Philip Rawlings
Category: Literary Criticism
View: 3669Criminal biographies enjoyed enormous popularity in the Eighteenth Century: today they offer us some fascinating perspectives on the period. Drunks, Whores and Idle Apprentices is the first book to reproduce a number of these biographies in full. Not only do these biographies make fascinating reading, they also raise the problem of how to read them as historical documents. The author argues that instead of trying to uncover simple themes, the most revealing thing about them is the tensions around which they were constructed.
Category: English imprints
View: 7436The "Gentleman's magazine" section is a digest of selections from the weekly press; the "(Trader's) monthly intelligencer" section consists of news (foreign and domestic), vital statistics, a register of the month's new publications, and a calendar of forthcoming trade fairs.