Literary and Commercial Exchanges in the Age of Defoe: Legacies of the "Fine Taste of Writing"

September 2013
Digital Defoe: Studies in Defoe & His Contemporaries;fall2013, Vol. 5 Issue 1, p106
Academic Journal
An essay is presented which discusses the impact of commerce on literature during the time of English writer Daniel Defoe. It notes that writers during the Age of Defoe in had varying reactions to England's commercial growth in the 17th- to 18th-centuries. It cites that literary discussions about good taste were focused on key issues of that period such as the merits of government and the ritual of taking tea.


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