By Geremy Carnes
The Papist Represented reincorporates the historical past of the English Catholic neighborhood into the sphere of eighteenth-century literary experiences. It examines the intersections of literary, spiritual, and cultural historical past as they pertain to the sluggish recognition by means of either Protestants and Catholics of the latter group’s everlasting minority prestige. through concentrating on the Catholic community’s views and actions, it deepens and complicates our realizing of the cultural tactics that contributed to the numerous growth of the Catholic emancipation flow over the process the century. while, it finds that this community’s anxieties and needs (and the anxieties and needs it provoked in Protestants) gas the most well known and experimental literary works of the century, in types and modes together with closet drama, elegy, the unconventional, and the Gothic. via returning the Catholic group to eighteenth-century literary historical past, The Papist Represented demanding situations the idea that eighteenth-century literature was once a essentially Protestant enterprise.
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The Papist Represented: Literature and the English Catholic Community, 1688–1791 by Geremy Carnes