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The common touch : popular literature from 1660 to the Mid-Eighteenth century. Volume II / Paul A. Scanlon and Adrian Roscoe.

Scanlon, Paul A., (author.). Roscoe, Adrian A., (author.).
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Subject: English literature.
Literature, Modern > 19th century > History and criticism.
Literature, Modern > 20th century > History and criticism.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9781443893480
  • ISBN: 144389348X
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource : illustrations
  • Publisher: Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2017.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Formatted Contents Note: Table of Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Garlands and Other Miscellanies; Pirates, Settlers and Slaves of the Caribbean; Restoration Farce; Chapbooks; Newgate, the Old Bailey and Tyburn; Reform; Grub Street; Augustan Burlesque; Children's Literature; Bibliography; Title Index; First-Line Index.
Summary: Beginning where volume one of The Common Touch leaves off, selections of English popular literature from the Restoration to the mid-years of the eighteenth century are offered in this second and final volume. However, while interest in such traditional literary types as the ballad and chapbook continued unabated in this period, new forms began to emerge, with the popularity of journals and novels reflecting not only a more diversified readership, but also the rise of prose as a medium for public debate and entertainment. With increasing middle-class literacy filtering down to servants and appr.
Source of Description Note: Online resource; title from PDF title page (Ebsco, viewed March 8, 2018).
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