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Literary Anecdotes of the Eighteenth Century John Nichols

Literary Anecdotes of the Eighteenth Century By John Nichols

Literary Anecdotes of the Eighteenth Century by John Nichols


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In this nine-volume work, published between 1812 and 1815, the author and publisher John Nichols (1745-1826) provides biographical notes on publishers, writers and artists of the eighteenth century, and also gives 'an incidental view of the progress and advancement of literature in this kingdom during the last century'.

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Literary Anecdotes of the Eighteenth Century: Comprizing Biographical Memoirs of William Bowyer, Printer, F.S.A., and Many of his Learned Friends by John Nichols

In this nine-volume work, published between 1812 and 1815, the author and publisher John Nichols (1745-1826) provides biographical notes on publishers, writers and artists of the eighteenth century, and also gives 'an incidental view of the progress and advancement of literature in this kingdom during the last century'. (A shorter version had been published in 1782.) His subjects range from the publisher William Bowyer to Henry Fielding and Horace Walpole, and also include histories of individual publishing houses and of genres such as lexicography. The work remains a useful source of biographical material on authors and publishers at a period when many of the literary genres we take for granted, such as the novel, the autobiography and the analytical history, were first being developed. Volume 7 contains an index to and corrections for all the preceding volumes, as well as a list of subscribers.

Table of Contents

Advertisement; Preface; List of subscribers; Index.

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NLS9781108074131
9781108074131
1108074138
Literary Anecdotes of the Eighteenth Century: Comprizing Biographical Memoirs of William Bowyer, Printer, F.S.A., and Many of his Learned Friends by John Nichols
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Cambridge University Press
2014-08-28
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