This Concise Companion presents fresh perspectives oneighteenth-century literature.
- Contributes to current debates in the field on subjects such asthe public sphere, travel and exploration, scientific rhetoric, gender and the book trade, and historical versus literaryperceptions of life on London streets.
- Searches out connections between the remarkable number of newgenres that appeared in the eighteenth century.
- Crosses conventional disciplinary lines.
- Demonstrates that philosophy, history, politics and socialtheory both influence and are influenced by literature.