Edward Young

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    Edward Young (1638-1765) was one of the most influential British writers of the eighteenth century. Although primarily known as a poet on the back of his monumental Night Thoughts (1742-46), a religious consolation in blank verse which established his place as a proto-Romantic writer and as a member of the “graveyard school”, Young was also a satirist, a tragedian, and an important contributor to literary criticism.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe Literary Encyclopedia
    Subtitle of host publicationexploring literature, history and culture
    EditorsPaul Baines, Daniel Cook, Pat Rogers, Nicholas Seager
    PublisherThe Literary Dictionary Company
    ISBN (Print)1747-678X
    Publication statusPublished - 16 Feb 2017


    • British writers
    • poets
    • proto-Romantics


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