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Published: 18 August 2020

240 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198859666

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Class, Patronage, and Poetry in Hanoverian England

Stephen Duck, The Famous Threshing Poet

Jennifer Batt

Oxford English Monographs

  • An account of Stephen Duck's life, work, and place in literary culture which encompasses new developments in thinking about labouring class writing, Hanoverian court culture, and eighteenth century literature more generally.
  • The book draws extensively on contemporary archival sources, including eighteenth-century newspapers and magazines; manuscript verse and letters; and books and pamphlets.
  • Offers a new, evidence-based account of Duck's approach to writing, particularly in relation to his most important work 'The Thresher's Labour'.