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; 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, Literary Criticism & History, Poetry, Literary Criticism & History, Poetry