Melancholy and Literary Biography, 1640-1816

Authors: Darcy, J.

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This book traces the development of literary biography in the eighteenth century; how writers' melancholy was probed to explore the inner life. Case studies of a number of significant authors reveal the 1790s as a time of biographical experimentation. Reaction against philosophical biography led to a nineteenth-century taste for romanticized lives.

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'One of the highlights of the book is the originality of its examination of religious melancholy in the period and how biographers negotiated the politics of this potentially explosive issue. It is refreshing to see work on melancholy give such scope to this important contemporary issue... Melancholy and Literary Biography, 1640-1816 provides a valuable examination of the ways in which eighteenth-century biographers depict literary figures and demonstrates how significant the impact could be when they veered away from the poetic melancholy of sensibility. As such, Darcy's book is a welcome contribution to recent scholarship on the genre of literary biography and the posthumous publication of literary letters.' Anita O'Connell, The BARS Review


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Melancholy and Literary Biography, 1640-1816
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-27109-9
DOI
10.1057/9781137271099
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-27108-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-44455-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 255
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