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.
|Title of host publication||The Literary Encyclopedia|
|Subtitle of host publication||exploring literature, history and culture|
|Editors||Paul Baines, Daniel Cook, Pat Rogers, Nicholas Seager|
|Publisher||The Literary Dictionary Company|
|Publication status||Published - 16 Feb 2017|
- British writers