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Vanity Fair and the Celestial City: Dissenting, Methodist, and Evangelical Literary Culture in England 1720-1800

ISBN : 9780198269960

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Author: 
Isabel Rivers
Pages
480 Pages
Format
Hardcover
Size
156 x 234 mm
Pub date
Jul 2018
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This work offers the first detailed account of the writing, editing, publishing, and distribution of popular religious books by evangelical dissenters, Methodists, and Church of England evangelicals in the period 1720 to 1800.

Index: 

Abbreviations
Introduction
Part I Books and their Readers
1 Principal Booksellers and Publishing Outlets
2 Religious Societies for Distributing Books
3 Reading
Part II Sources
4 The Nonconformist Inheritance
5 The Episcopalian Inheritance
6 Roman Catholic Influences
7 North American Connexions
Part III Literary Kinds
8 Interpreting the Bible
9 Practical Works
10 Lives and Letters
11 Poems and Hymns
Appendix: Key Writers and Editors
Selected Primary Bibliography

About the author: 

Isabel Rivers is Professor of Eighteenth-Century English Literature and Culture at Queen Mary University of London. Her main interests are in the relations between literature, religion, philosophy, and the history of the book in the long eighteenth century, and she has published widely on these subjects. She directs the Dissenting Academies Project hosted by the Queen Mary Centre for Religion and Literature in English.

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