Seager, NP (2019) Defoe, the Sacheverell Affair, and A Letter to Mr. Bisset (1709). Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America. (In Press)

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Abstract

This article aims to remove the “probable” caveat from one title listed in P. N. Furbank and W. R. Owens’s Critical Bibliography of Daniel Defoe (1998). It demonstrates that previously overlooked external evidence confirms the internal evidence cited by Furbank and Owens, showing that Defoe certainly was the author of A Letter to Mr. Bisset (1709). Item “103(P)” in the Critical Bibliography should now be simply “103.” Our knowing for certain he wrote the pamphlet also presents an opportunity to clarify precisely how Defoe satirizes Henry Sacheverell in this neglected piece.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0080 Criticism
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0441 Literary History
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Humanities
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2019 08:39
Last Modified: 24 Apr 2019 08:41
URI: http://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/6205

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