About the The Encyclopedia of British Literature 1660–1789

General Editors: Gary Day & Jack Lynch

De Montfort University, UK; Rutgers University, Newark, USA

The Encyclopedia of British Literature: 1660-1789 is the most comprehensive resource available for students and scholars of 18th-century British literature. This 3 volume collection is written by an international team of leading and emerging scholars, featuring an impressive scope and range of subjects: from courtship and circulating libraries, to the works of Samuel Johnson and Sarah Scott.

Key Features:

  • over 340 entries arranged in A-Z format
  • featuring entries from an international cast of prominent scholars
  • fully indexed, cross-referenced, and classified to make the entries easier to search and explore
  • entries provide authoritative coverage of both canonical and lesser-known authors, as well as concise explanations of the myriad terms, genres, and works essential for an understanding of literature and criticism of the period
  • attention is also paid to gender, sexuality, and other issues given short shrift in traditional scholarship
  • also available in print in 3 volumes

For a list of entries and information about the editors, please use the menu bar on the left.



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