This volume offers a selection of essays from The Tatler and The Spectator (1709-1714). The accompanying texts include excerpts from other periodicals such as The Guardian, The London Spy, and The Female Tatler; advertisements; and selections by Defoe, Ward, Flecknoe, Gay, Mandville, Pope, and Swift. A general introduction providing historical and cultural background, a chronolgy of Addison's and Steele's lives and times, an introduction to each thematic group of documents, headnotes, extensive annotations, a selected bibliography, and illustrations make this volume a unique scholarly edition of the periodical papers that helped define eighteenth-century culture and standards.
Offers a selection of essays from and (1709-1714), together with documents that have been chosen to put these periodical papers into the social and historical contexts of Joseph Addison's and Richard Steele's 18th century. Documents focus special attention on the market of public opinion, commerce and finance, fashioning taste, and fashioning gender. Includes a general introduction, a chronology, and introductions to each thematic group of documents, plus headnotes and extensive annotations. No index. Distributed by St. Martin's Press. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.