Studies on Late Modern English letters

The following is a list of book-length studies on Late Modern English letters, from a linguistic, discourse-analytical or sociohistorical perspective. Additions are very welcome.

  • Fens-de Zeeuw, Lyda (2011). Lindley Murray (1745-1826), Quaker and Grammarian. Utrecht: LOT.
  • Fitzmaurice, Susan (2002). The Familiar Letter in Early Modern English Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins.
  • Sairio, Anni (2009). Language and Letters of the Bluestocking Network. Sociolinguistic Issues in Eighteenth-century Epistolary English. Helsinki: Société Néophilologique.
  • Straaijer, Robin (2011). Joseph Priestley Grammarian: Late Modern English Normatism and Usage in a Sociohistorical Context. Utrecht: LOT.
  • Tieken-Boon van Ostade, Ingrid (2012). The Bishop’s Grammar. Robert Lowth and the Rise of Prescriptivism. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Tillyard, Stella (1994). Aristocrats: Caroline, Emily, Louisa, and Sarah Lennox 1740-1832. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
  • Vickery, Amanda (1998). The Gentleman’s Daughter. Women’s Lives in Georgian England.New Haven and London: Yale University Press.
  • Whyman, Susan (2009). The Pen and the People. English Letter Writers 1660-1800. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
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