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Sublime A Reader in British Eighteenth-Century Aesthetic Theory

ISBN-10: 0521395828
ISBN-13: 9780521395823
Edition: 1996
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Description: This collection of texts on the Sublime provides the historical context for the foundation and discussion of one of the most important aesthetic debates of the Enlightenment. The anthology includes an introduction and headnotes to each entry.

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Book details

List price: $35.99
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/15/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 328
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.572
Language: English

This collection of texts on the Sublime provides the historical context for the foundation and discussion of one of the most important aesthetic debates of the Enlightenment. The anthology includes an introduction and headnotes to each entry.

List of Abbreviations
Introduction
The Longinian tradition
from Dionysius Longinus on the sublime (1743)
from Remarks on a book entitled, Prince Arthur (1696)
from The advancement and reformation of modern poetry (1701)
from The grounds of criticism in poetry (1704)
from Essays upon several subjects (1716)
from A miscellany of ingenious thoughts (1721)
from An essay on the theory of painting (1725)
from Reflections on the nature and property of languages (London 1731)
from The works (1735)
from Lectures on poetry (1742)
Rhapsody to rhetoric
from The spectator, (1712-1714)
from A discourse on ancient and modern learning (1734)
from Characteristicks (1714)
from The works (1724)
from To David Fordyce, 18th June 1742
from The pleasures of imagination (1744)
An essay on the sublime (1747)
from Observations on man (1749)
from Lectures on the sacred poetry of the Hebrews (1753/1787)
from A dictionary of the English language (1755)
from Conjectures on original composition (1759)
from The art of speaking (1761)
from A course of lectures on oratory and criticism (1777)
from An enquiry concerning the principles of taste (1785)
Irish Perspectives
from A philosophical enquiry into the origin of our ideas of the sublime and beautiful (1759)
from Lectures concerning oratory (1758)
from Clio: or, a discourse on taste (1769)
The Aberdonian Enlightenment
from An enquiry into the life and writings of Homet (1735)
from Theodorus: a dialogue concerning the art of preaching (1752)
from An essay on taste (1759)
from An essay on original genius (1767)
from Essays on the intellectual powers of man (1785)
from Dissertations moral and critical (1783)
Edinburgh and Glasgow
from A treatise of human nature (1739-40)
from A critical dissertation on the poems of Ossian (1763)
from Lectures on rhetoric and belles lettres (1783)
from Elements of criticism (1765)
from Essays on philosophical subjects (1758/1795)
from The theory of moral sentiments (1759/1790)
from An essay on the history of civil society (1767)
From the Picturesque to the Political
from A dissertation on oriental gardening (1772)
from An essay on the picturesque (1794)
from A review of The landscape (1795)
from The history of the life of William Pitt, Earl of Chatham (1783)
from Enquiry concerning political justice (1798)
from Reflections on the revolution in France (1790)
from A letter from the right honourable Edmund Burke to a noble lord (1796)
from A vindication of the rights of man (1790)
from Letters written in France (1790)
from A tour in Switzerland (1798)
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