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Conversable worlds : literature, contention, and community 1762 to 1830 / Jon Mee.

Mee, Jon. (Author).
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Subject: Conversation in literature.
English literature > 18th century > History and criticism.
English literature > 19th century > History and criticism.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9780191618727
  • ISBN: 0191618721
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 315 pages) : illustrations
  • Publisher: Oxford ; Oxford University Press, 2011.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 282-304) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction : opening gambit -- Some paradigms of conversability in the eighteenth century -- Proliferating worlds, 1762-1790 -- Critical conversation in the 1790s : Godwin, Hays, and Wollstonecraft -- 'Language really used by men' : Cowper, Coleridge, and Wordsworth -- Jane Austen and the hazard of conversation -- Hazlitt, Hunt, and cockney conversability -- Epilogue.
Summary: Examines the emergence of the conversation of culture that arose with a new commercial society in Britain and its influence on the idea and practice of English literature.
Source of Description Note: Print version record.
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