The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Eighteenth-Century Writers and Writing1660-1789
features coverage of the lives and works of almost 500 notable writers based in the British Isles from the return of the British monarchy in 1660 until the French Revolution of 1789.
- 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
Keywords: Dryden, Defoe, Alexander Pope, Jonathan Swift, Enlightenment, Restoration, Samuel Johnson