The Pleasures of the Imagination: English Culture in the Eighteenth Century.
This landmark book shows how artists, amateurs, entrepreneurs, and audiences transformed England by building a thriving national culture. Literature, music, and the theatre are all explored. Not only giants of the age - Johnson, Reynolds, Garrick, Handel, but also lesser-known figures are covered. 712 pgs. Packed with illustrations. Extensive bibliography and index. Very good condition. Farrar Straus Giroux, NY. Hb, Dj. USED. $20.00