Poetry and the Creation of a Whig Literary Culture 1681-1714

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Poetry and the Creation of Whig Literary Culture offers a new perspective on early eighteenth century poetry and literary culture, arguing that long-neglected Whig poets such as Joseph Addison, John Dennis, Thomas Tickell, and Richard Blackmore were more popular and successful in their own time than they have been since. These and other Whig writers produced elevated poetry celebrating the political and military achievements of William III's Britain, and were committed to an ambitious project to create a distinctively ...

Poetry and the Creation of a Whig Literary Culture 1681-1714 2009, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780199558629

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