Currently the definitive text in the field and now available in an expanded third edition, Eighteenth-Century Poetry presents the rich diversity of English poetry from 1700-1800 in authoritative texts and with full scholarly annotation.
- Balanced to reflect current interests and “favorites” (including prominent poets like Finch, Swift, Pope, Montagu, Johnson, Gray, Burns, and Cowper) as well as less familiar material, offering a variety of voices and new directions for research and learning
- Includes 46 new poems with more texts by women poets and the inclusion of four additional poets (Mary Barber, Mehetabel Wright, Anna Seward, and Mary Robinson); poems reflecting new ecological approaches to 18th-century literature; and poems on the art of writing
- Accessible and user-friendly, with generous head notes, full foot-of-page annotations, an expanded thematic index, and a visually appealing text design
Keywords: 18th Century English Literature, 18th Century, English literature, English poetry, poems, Anne Finch, Jonathan Swift, Alexander Pope, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Samuel Johnson, Thomas Gray, Mehetabel Wright, Mary Barber, Robert Burns, William Cowper, Anna Laetitia Barbauld, Mary Leapor, Anna Seward, Mary Robinson, literary history