The Great Age of the English Essay

    The Great Age of the English Essay

    An Anthology

    Denise Gigante

    Yale University Press 2008

    Paperback 427pp

    9780300141962   Product Code: 84549

    Situated between classical rhetoric and the novel, the English periodical essay emerged in the 18th century, challenging the borders between fiction and nonfiction and helping to forge the tastes and values of the rising middle class. This authoritative anthology gathers the consummate periodical essays of the era, including works by Steele, Addison, Eliza Haywood and Samuel Johnson, Fielding, Hazlitt, Charles Lamb and Thomas De Quincey, for publications such as The Tatler, The Rambler and The London Magazine.

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