The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Eighteenth-Century Writers and Writing 1660 - 1789
January 2011, Wiley-Blackwell
- Broad coverage of writers and texts presents a new picture of 18th-century British authorship
- Takes advantage of newly expanded eighteenth-century canon to include significantly more women writers and labouring-class writers than have traditionally been studied
- Draws on the latest scholarship to more accurately reflect the literary achievements of the long eighteenth century
Introduction and Further Reading.
Julian Ferraro is Lecturer, School of English, University of Liverpool. He is the author of several articles on literature of the period and is one of the editors of The Poems of Alexander Pope in the Longman Annotated English Poets (2010).
Pat Rogers holds the DeBartolo Chair in the Liberal Arts,
“This modest volume offers an excellent reference resource for students and scholars, but, as the authors explain, their aim is not only provide ‘reliable and accessible information’ but also ‘to offer a kind of browsing sense of interconnection between writers, and indeed a sample of the collective variety of the period’ (p. xxii).” (Years Work in English Studies, 1 August 2013)
“Charlotte Sussman’s guide is an impressive addition to Polity’s Cultural History of Literature series. It will prove most useful to undergraduate and postgraduate students but may also provide experienced researchers with a refreshing survey of the period, articulating a number of original insights along the way.” (Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies, 17 July 2013)"The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Eighteenth-Century Writers and Writing 1660-1789should be near at hand for every student and teacher of eighteenth-century literature. The choice of entries among writers, publishers, and key literary titles expands one's sense of the field, especially in the selection of women and labouring-class writers. The encyclopedia is densely packed with accurate, reliable information on the full range of literary life in eighteenth-century Britain, and the variable lengths of the entries are nicely adjusted to facilitate reference while providing narrative interest. Like the best reference works of the eighteenth century, theWiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia is both profitable to consult and a pleasure to peruse."
—Robert DeMaria, Jr, Vassar College