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Editorial Advisory Board's 'Recommended Read' - January 2015

This January, our Editorial Advisory Board member Professor Bill Speck has chosen his ‘Recommended Read’: one of our best-selling titles, noteworthy for the contribution it makes to its field. As Emeritus Professor at the University of Leeds, Bill specialises in Modern History and has taught in the History departments of Exeter, Newcastle and Hull University.

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is offering all of our readers a 50% discount on Bill’s pick. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code EABJAN15 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 8th February 2015.


Professor Bill Speck’s ‘Recommended Read’:

Documenting Eighteenth Century Satire: Pope, Swift, Gay, and Arbuthnot in Historical Context

Author: Pat Rogers

Pat Rogers has devoted a distinguished career to placing eighteenth-century poetry in its contemporary setting. This is essential for appreciating satirical poems, for satire deals with historical realities, and readers need to be familiar not only with the texts but also with their contexts. Commentators have consequently to be historians as well as literary critics. No scholar is better equipped in the disciplines of history and criticism than Professor Rogers, who here employs a wide variety of sources to document the people, settings and subjects of poems by John Arbuthnot, John Gay, Jonathan Swift and, above all, Alexander Pope.” 


For further information on Professor Emeritus Bill Speck, please click here


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