Reading 1759 investigates the literary culture of a remarkable year in british and french writing and ideas literary culture in mid eighteenth century britain and france a schema transits literature thought culture . Reading 1759 investigates the literary culture of a remarkable year in british and french history writing and ideas familiar to many as the british year of victories during the seven years war 1759 was also an important year in the histories of fiction philosophy ethics and aesthetics. Reading 1759 nevertheless provides interesting insights into a number of notable works and authors and makes a useful contribution to bucknell university presss transits literature thought culture 1650 1850 transnational eighteenth century studies series scholars will find new perspectives on the texts and authors that distinguished . Try adding ben jonson to the 16th and 17th century lists or christine de pizan to 15th century or mary wollstonecraft to this list of course essentially any book where the first published notation on the respective books page doesnt refer to the books own real year of initial publication but the year of the first publication of . The political turmoil and consequent weakening of royal power made possible stronger expressions of dissent and of doubts about the established culture and government the culmination of this dissent was the french revolution at the close of the 18th century changes in french society were reflected in changing literary preferences
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