John Armstrong’s The Art of Preserving Health: Eighteenth-Century Sensibility in Practice
Page count: 324 pages
File size: 17.7 MB
Adam Budd’s critical edition presents John Armstrong’s poem The Art of Preserving Health (1744) and other key sources of the eighteenth-century cult of sensibility. It also includes a comprehensive introduction and explanatory notes, clarifying Armstrong’s classical, medical, and social references. Readers will come away convinced of the poem’s uniquely engaging perspective on the place of literature, medicine, the body, and the book trade in the literary history of sensibility.