Journals Higher Education



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480 Pages

9.2 x 6.0 inches

ISBN: 9780198269960

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Vanity Fair and the Celestial City

Dissenting, Methodist, and Evangelical Literary Culture in England 1720-1800

Isabel Rivers

  • Offers the first detailed account of the writing, editing, publishing, and distribution of popular religious books by evangelical dissenters, Methodists, and Church of England evangelicals in the period 1720 to 1800
  • Brings together the methods and approaches of religious history, book history, literary history, and the history of reading
  • Spans over one hundred writers, including Isaac Watts, Philip Doddridge, John Wesley, and John Newton
  • Explores a range of literary genres and provides detailed case studies of many key books