eBook Authors of The Enlightenment: 1660 to 1800, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1622750101
  • ISBN-13: 9781622750108
  • DDC: 809.03
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 10th Grade
  • 352 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released March 2014
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Overview

Reason, rationality, and reform were perhaps the biggest buzzwords of the Enlightenment era and the themes of much of the writing that appeared at that time. As thinkers increasingly began turning a critical eye towards accepted beliefs and practices, such luminaries as Voltaire, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Paine took up their pens to illuminate the social injustices and injuries to personal freedom that pervaded their societies. The fascinating lives of these writers and many others—running the gamut from novelists, dramatists, and poets to satirists, social critics, and more—are profiled within these pages.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Introduction.
1: Scarron, Paul.
2: Butler, Samuel.
3: Cleveland, John.
4: François VI, Duke de La Rochefoucauld.
5: Evelyn, John.
6: Marvell, Andrew.
7: De La Fontaine, Jean.
8: von Grimmelshausen, Hans Jacob Christoph.
9: Molière.
10: Gabriel-Joseph de Lavergne, viscount of Guilleragues.
11: Yizun, Zhu.
12: Dryden, John.
13: Pepys, Samuel.
14: Boileau, Nicolas.
15: Racine, Jean.
16: Alcoforado, Mariana.
17: Behn, Aphra.
18: Wycherley, William.
19: Saikaku, Ihara.
20: Shadwell, Thomas.
21: Bashō.
22: de La Bruyère, Jean.
23: John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester.
24: de la Cruz, Sor Juana Inés.
25: Otway, Thomas.
26: Monzaemon, Chikamatsu.
27: Defoe, Daniel.
28: Arbuthnot, John.
29: Swift, Jonathan.
30: Congreve, William.
31: Cibber, Colley.
32: Addison, Joseph.
33: Sir Richard Steele.
34: Nedim, Ahmed.
35: Ludvig Holberg, Baron Holberg.
36: Gay, John.
37: Ramsay, Allan.
38: Marivaux, Pierre.
39: Pope, Alexander.
40: Lady Mary Wortley Montagu.
41: Richardson, Samuel.
42: Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield.
43: Voltaire.
44: Savage, Richard.
45: Thomson, James.
46: Brooke, Henry.
47: da Silva, Antônio José.
48: Franklin, Benjamin.
49: Goldoni, Carlo.
50: Fielding, Henry.
51: Kantemir, Antiokh Dmitriyevich.
52: Gresset, Jean-Baptiste-Louis.
53: Johnson, Samuel.
54: Fielding, Sarah.
55: Sterne, Laurence.
56: Gray, Thomas.
57: Buson.
58: Horace Walpole, 4th Earl of Orford.
59: Smollett, Tobias.
60: Collins, William.
61: Owen, Goronwy.
62: Gottlieb Klopstock, Friedrich.
63: Giacomo Casanova, Giovanni.
64: Otis Warren, Mercy.
65: Lessing, Gotthold Ephraim.
66: Lennox, Charlotte.
67: Goldsmith, Oliver.
68: Terry, Lucy.
69: Cowper, William.
70: von La Roche, Sophie.
71: Wieland, Christoph Martin.
72: Akinari, Ueda.
73: de Crèvecoeur, Michel-Guillaume-Saint-Jean.
74: Macpherson, James.
75: Paine, Thomas.
76: Gibbon, Edward.
77: Piozzi, Hester Lynch.
78: de Sade, Marquis.
79: Boswell, James.
80: da Gama, Basílio.
81: Ewald, Johannes.
82: Equiano, Olaudah.
83: More, Hannah.
84: Vittorio, Count Alfieri.
85: Fergusson, Robert.
86: Brinsley Sheridan, Richard.
87: Freneau, Philip.
88: Burney, Fanny.
89: Chatterton, Thomas.
90: Wheatley, Phillis.
91: Crabbe, George.
92: Niemcewicz, Julian Ursyn.
93: Tyler, Royall.
94: Dede, Gâlib.
95: Burns, Robert.
96: Wollstonecraft, Mary.
97: Beckford, William.
98: de Chénier, André.
99: Paul, Jean.
100: Radcliffe, Ann.
101: Brown, William Hill.
102: Edgeworth, Maria.
Glossary.
Bibliography.
Index.