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The Resource Cruelty and laughter : forgotten comic literature and the unsentimental eighteenth century, Simon Dickie

Cruelty and laughter : forgotten comic literature and the unsentimental eighteenth century, Simon Dickie

Label
Cruelty and laughter : forgotten comic literature and the unsentimental eighteenth century
Title
Cruelty and laughter
Title remainder
forgotten comic literature and the unsentimental eighteenth century
Statement of responsibility
Simon Dickie
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dickie, Simon
Dewey number
827/.509
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR935
LC item number
.D53 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English wit and humor
  • Cruelty in literature
Label
Cruelty and laughter : forgotten comic literature and the unsentimental eighteenth century, Simon Dickie
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The unsentimental Eighteenth Century, 1740-70 -- Jestbooks and the indifference to reform -- Nasty jokes, polite women -- How to be a wit -- Cripples, hunchbacks, and the limits of sympathy -- Epigrams and literary freaks -- Dancing cripples -- Everyday laughter: evidence -- Damaged lives: experience -- Body determinism -- Delights of privilege -- Laughing at the lower orders -- Caveats from social history -- High jinks and violent freedoms -- Lovelace at the haberdasher -- Joseph Andrews and the great laughter debate -- Narrative from a high horse -- Fielding's anatomy of laughter -- The problem with parsons -- Adams and the enemies of fun -- Rape jokes and the law -- Laughter and disbelief -- Functions of an assault -- Accusations, remedies, and local justice -- Humors of the Old Bailey -- In conclusion: the forgotten best sellers of early English fiction -- Ramble novels and slum realism -- Reading for the filler -- Unsentimental readers and literary history
Control code
708357599
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 362 pages
Isbn
9780226146188
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011004069
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)708357599
Label
Cruelty and laughter : forgotten comic literature and the unsentimental eighteenth century, Simon Dickie
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The unsentimental Eighteenth Century, 1740-70 -- Jestbooks and the indifference to reform -- Nasty jokes, polite women -- How to be a wit -- Cripples, hunchbacks, and the limits of sympathy -- Epigrams and literary freaks -- Dancing cripples -- Everyday laughter: evidence -- Damaged lives: experience -- Body determinism -- Delights of privilege -- Laughing at the lower orders -- Caveats from social history -- High jinks and violent freedoms -- Lovelace at the haberdasher -- Joseph Andrews and the great laughter debate -- Narrative from a high horse -- Fielding's anatomy of laughter -- The problem with parsons -- Adams and the enemies of fun -- Rape jokes and the law -- Laughter and disbelief -- Functions of an assault -- Accusations, remedies, and local justice -- Humors of the Old Bailey -- In conclusion: the forgotten best sellers of early English fiction -- Ramble novels and slum realism -- Reading for the filler -- Unsentimental readers and literary history
Control code
708357599
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 362 pages
Isbn
9780226146188
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011004069
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)708357599

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