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Author Agnew, Lois Peters.

Title Thomas de Quincey : British rhetoric's romantic turn / Lois Peters Agnew
Published Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 165 pages)
Series Rhetoric in the modern era
SUNY series, rhetoric in the modern era.
Contents Introduction: Thomas de Quincey's dialogic rhetoric -- De Quincey's life -- Eddying thoughts and dialogical potential -- De Quincey's "science of style" -- De Quincey' writing: dialogic rhetoric in action -- De Quincey's place in rhetorical histories
Summary This wide-ranging volume gives proper attention to the views on rhetoric and style set forth by British literary figure Thomas De Quincey (1785-1859), whose contributions to the history of rhetoric are often overlooked. Lois Peters Agnew presents an overview of this theorist's life and provides cultural context for his time and place, with particular emphasis on the significance of his rhetoric as both an alternative strain of rhetorical history and a previously unrealized example of rhetoric's transformation in nineteenth-century Britain. Agnew presents an extensive discuss
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 149-155) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject De Quincey, Thomas, 1785-1859 -- Criticism and interpretation.
De Quincey, Thomas, 1785-1859 -- Knowledge -- Literature
Criticism -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2012014378
ISBN 0809331497 (electronic bk.)
1283739488 (MyiLibrary)
9780809331499 (electronic bk.)
9781283739481 (MyiLibrary)