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CONTENTS Notes on contributors Introduction Cynthia Wall 1. Trade, travel and empire: "Knowing other places 1660-1800" Miles Ogborn and Charles W. J. Withers 2. Scientific investigations: "Paradise regained: the rhetoric of English experimentalism" Joanna Picciotto 3. Public and private: "The myth of the bourgeois public sphere" J. A. Downie 4. The Streets: "Literary beggars and the reality of street life in eighteenth-century London" Tim Hitchcock 5. The Sewers: Ordure, Effluence and Excess in the Eighteenth Century Sophie Gee 6. The Novel: "Novels in the world of moving goods" Deidre Shauna Lynch 7. The Gothic: "Moving in the world of novels" Mark Blackwell 8. Gendering Texts: "'The Abuse of Title Pages': men writing as women" Susan Staves 9. Drama: "Dramatic changes" John O'Brien 10. Poetry: "Poetry of occasions" J. Paul Hunter 11. Forms of Sublimity: The Garden, the Georgic, the Nation Rachel Crawford 12. Critical History: "Literary history and literary historicism: An historiographical perspective" Mark Salber Phillips
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
English literature -- 18th century -- History and criticism.
English literature -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- History and criticism.
Literature and history -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century.
Literature and history -- Great Britain -- History -- 17th century.
Great Britain -- History -- Restoration, 1660-1688.
Great Britain -- Civilization -- 18th century.
Great Britain -- Civilization -- 17th century.