The Rise of Literary Journalism in the Eighteenth Century: Anxious Employment

1st Edition

Iona Italia

Routledge
Published October 1, 2012
Reference - 264 Pages
ISBN 9780415651516 - CAT# Y143782
Series: Routledge Studies in Eighteenth-Century Literature

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Summary

Recent years have witnessed a heightened interest in eighteenth-century literary journalism and popular culture. This book provides an account of the early periodical as a literary genre and traces the development of journalism from the 1690s to the 1760s, covering a range of publications by both well-known and obscure writers. The book's central theme is the struggle of eighteenth-century journalists to attain literary respectability and the strategies by which editors sought to improve the literary and social status of their publications.

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