Tradition in Transition

 

These eighteen essays represent a new generation of eighteenth-century scholarship. Writing in honor of Professor Roger Lonsdale of the University of Oxford, the contributors–including Marilyn Butler, David Fairer, Christine Gerrard, Nicholas Hudson, Richard Wendorf, and April London–focus on the three main areas of scholarship to which Lonsdale has made signal contributions: women writers, marginalized authors and texts, and the shape of the eighteenth-century canon of English Literature.

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Editorial Reviews:

`In its capaciousness, variety, common sense, and vivacity, Tradition in Transition is one of the greatest celebratory volumes in the history of the genre as well as a a major contribution to the whole of eighteenth-century studies … masterful volume … thoughtfully organized … this volume sets a new standard for scholarly honesty, enthusiasm, acumen, and adventure. A Baedeker to a bafflingly dispersed period, it will never disappoint, will always direct, and will perpetually delight.’

-Kevin L, Cope, 1650-1850: Ideas, Aesthetics, and Inquiries (1998)

‘This volume offers some powerful reappraisals of canonical figures in addition to bringing new subjects to light.’

-Eighteenth-Century Fiction

 

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