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Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (June 2, 2005)
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Poetry and the construction of Whig Literary tradition deals a brand new point of view on early eighteenth century poetry and literary tradition, arguing that long-neglected Whig poets akin to Joseph Addison, John Dennis, Thomas Tickell, and Richard Blackmore have been extra well known and winning of their personal time than they've been for the reason that. those and different Whig writers produced increased poetry celebrating the political and army achievements of William III's Britain, and have been dedicated to an formidable venture to create a distinctively Whiggish English literary tradition after the Revolution of 1688. faraway from being the penniless hacks and dunces satirized through John Dryden and the Scriblerians, they have been supported by means of the patronage of the rich Whig aristocracy, and their works promoted as a brand new English literature to rival that of classical Greece and Rome. 'Poetry and the production of Whig Literary tradition' maps for the 1st time the evolution of another early eighteenth-century poetic culture that's critical to our knowing of the literary heritage of the interval.