Ned Ward of Grubstreet: A Study of Sub-Literary London in the Eighteenth Century

Ned Ward of Grubstreet: A Study of Sub-Literary London in the Eighteenth Century

By: Troyer, Howard William

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Bumping, shelf wear, and an edge-worn, price-clipped dust jacket protected now in a Brodart archival cover. 290 pages with Appendices (Bibliography of Writings of Edward Ward and Doubtful Attributions) and Index. Illustrated with eight black and white plates of London scenes and a frontispiece portrait of Ward. From the jacket: "Here is the first complete study of Edward Ward (1671-1731, one of the most colorful hack writers of all time, second only to Defoe in his age as a figure of importance in the early history of realistic periodical literature... Nowhere can be found a more effective picture of the times. Ward described what he observed and heard--the city and its environs, the activities of those who walked the streets or loitered in the taverns and coffee houses, the political hearsay, the diverting tales told over the punch bowl, the small talk, and gossip of the idle." In Appendix A, the author provides the first complete bibliography of Ward's writings.

Title: Ned Ward of Grubstreet: A Study of Sub-Literary London in the Eighteenth Century

Author: Troyer, Howard William

Categories: Authors and Writers,

Edition: First American Edition

Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harvard University Press: 1946

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Good

Jacket Condition: Good

Seller ID: 09999

Keywords: Edward Ward, London, Writer, Biography, Bibliography,