The Epistolary Muse: Women of Letters in England and France, 1652-1802 (European Connections #39) (Paperback)

Epistolary fiction was in full flower during the period from 1652 to 1802, including the masterworks of Richardson and Laclos. This study traces the development of the art of letter-writing and familiar correspondence and its adaptation by women writers into a remarkable range of literary genres, both fictional and non-fictional.

Adrian Kempton was formerly lecturer in French, English and Comparative Literature at Queen's University Belfast, University College Cork and the University of London Institute in Paris. He specializes in comparative eighteenth-century studies, with particular interests in epistolary writing, robinsonades, early children's literature, salon art criticism and gardens. His publications include Survey of English Literature: From the Restoration to Pre-Romanticism, English for Science and The Mind's Isle: Imaginary Islands in English Fiction (Peter Lang, 2017). He is at present preparing a two-part study of the verse novel and poetry in the novel.
Product Details ISBN: 9781787074880
ISBN-10: 1787074889
Publisher: Peter Lang Ltd, International Academic Publis
Publication Date: September 28th, 2017
Pages: 348
Language: English
Series: European Connections