The Bishop of Exeter Versus Benjamin Hoadly: Pamphlets, Controversy, and the Uses of Epistolarity in Restoration England

dc.contributor.authorBayer, Gerd
dc.date.accessioned2024-04-23T11:22:19Z
dc.date.available2024-04-23T11:22:19Z
dc.date.issued2024-03-06en_US
dc.date.issued2024-03-06en_US
dc.date.updated2024-04-17T11:55:50Z
dc.description.abstract</title><p xmlns:mml="http://www.w3.org/1998/Math/MathML" xml:lang="en">This essay discusses the use of epistolarity in a pamphlet controversy that played out over a published sermon by the Bishop of Exeter and a critical response by Benjamin Hoadly. While the political, religious, and social aspects of the resulting pamphlet war are substantial, the present article discusses how the form of the letter was employed by the various authors who contributed to this controversy. It argues that the writers drew on readerly expectations about letters that reveal much about the role played by epistolarity within literary culture in Restoration England, in particular, how letters negotiated a contested space between factuality and fictionality that was shaped also by contemporary notions of novelistic writing.</p>
dc.description.sponsorshipFritz Thyssen Stiftung http://dx.doi.org/10.13039/501100003390
dc.identifier.citationJournal for Eighteenth‐Century Studies 47.1 (2024). DOI:10.1111/1754-0208.12927
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/1754-0208.12927
dc.identifier.issn1754-0194
dc.identifier.otherJECS
dc.identifier.urihttps://open.fau.de/handle/openfau/30900
dc.language.isoen
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dc.rights.uriThis is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
dc.subjectearly‐modern prose fiction
dc.subjectepistolary writing
dc.subjecthistory of the novel
dc.subjectpamphlets
dc.subjecttruth and fiction
dc.titleThe Bishop of Exeter Versus Benjamin Hoadly: Pamphlets, Controversy, and the Uses of Epistolarity in Restoration England
dc.typearticle
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local.document.pagestart45
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local.journal.titleJournal for Eighteenth‐Century Studies
local.journal.volume47
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