Quick Springs of Sense
Studies in the Eighteenth Century

Edited by Larry S. Champion


“All of the essays . . . are meticulously written and reveal the loving and intelligent attention which is now being paid by scholars even to some of the most minor eighteenth-century writing.”
Sewanee Review


This volume presents fifteen original essays that move from structural and thematic subjects to matters of historical and cultural significance. Contributors to Quick Springs of Sense cover a remarkably wide variety of the literary interests and figures of England from the Augustan Age until midcentury including the periodical, Gulliver’s Travels, Defoe, Fielding, the episodic novel as a genre, Smollett, Sterne, and the poetry of Swift and Pope. Its variety and liveliness aptly convey the vigor of the neoclassical age itself where there were many quick springs of sense.

Page count: 264 pp.
Trim size: 6 x 9


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Larry S. Champion is a professor emeritus and former head of the English department at North Carolina State University. He is the author of numerous books including Perspective in Shakespeare’s English Histories and Shakespeare’s Tragic Perspective: The Development of His Dramatic Technique (both Georgia).