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Title: Periodical essayists of the eighteenth century
Author: Marr, George Simpson
Awarding Body: University of Edinburgh
Current Institution: University of Edinburgh
Date of Award: 1916
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The present work is an endeavour to give an approximately complete and detailed survey of the Periodical Essay of the Eighteenth Century and its writers. In the preparation of the work, the author has seen and examined over one hundred and fifty periodicals . Many of these are now exceedingly rare, an full use has been made of the valuable collections in the great libraries: - The -British Museum Library, London; the Bodleian Library, Oxford; the Advocate's, the Signet's, and the University Libraries, Edinburgh. In addition the author has been privileged to see a number of periodicals in private collection. The question of arrangement presented difficulties. The simplest solution was to adopt as far as possible a chronological plan. The advantages of this scheme outweighed the dis- :advantage of a certain 'catalogue -y' effect which was almost inevitable when so many periodicals were being passed under review. A number of illustrative extracts support the critical statements made. Up to the present time no work has appeared devoted exclusively to this subject and limited to this period. Accordingly this endeavour to deal with the whole field of the periodical essay in the eighteenth century, (with the Martial exception of the work of Nathan Drake of over a century ago) is pioneer work, and an original contribution to the subject based on wholly personal investigation. An index of periodicals alphabetically and chronologically arranged concludes the work.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (D.Litt.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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