Sterne and Hogarth in parallel
by A. Torelli, E. Notti

INTRODUCTION
Structure of the hypertext

 


CULTURAL BACKGROUND


John Loche
Changes
Samuel Johnson
A quotation
Biography
Coffee Houses
Händel

 


COMPUTATIONAL ANALYSES


Art
Music
Philosophy
Theatre

 


HOGARTH BIOGRAPHY


Gin Lane and Beer Street
Masquerades and Operas

 


STERNE BIOGRAPHY


Satire

 


WHAT THEY HAVE IN COMMON


Lines
David Garrick
Analysis of Beauty
Addison
Shaftesbury

  

Satire

The spirit of the age inevitably affects its art: the predominance of reason and common sense makes satire the most popular form of it. A new and brilliant group of writers takes the stage. Swift, with A Tale of a Tube, Addison with his popular poetic celebration of Marlborough's victory at Blenheim, The Campaign, and Steele, with "The Tatler" create a new literature of wit: critical and in some degree moral or satiric. Some of the most finest works of the period are mock heroic such as Swift's Battle of the books, Pope's The Rape of the Lock or John Gay's burlesque of the heroies of Italian opera, The Beggar's Opera.

 

Notes

Aa Vv, Norton Anthology of English Literature. New York, London: W.W. Norton. 1993, vol 1.