Robert Dodsley Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Literary Criticism (1400-1800))


SOURCE: Eddy, Donald D. “Dodsley's Oeconomy of Human Life: A Partial Checklist, 1750-1800.” Cornell Library Journal 7 (winter 1969): 48-88.

Comprehensive bibliography of English and translated editions of Oeconomy of Human Life published between 1750 and 1800.


Havens, Raymond D. “Changing Taste in the Eighteenth Century: A Study of Dryden's and Dodsley's Miscellanies.” Publications of the Modern Language Association 44, no. 2 (June 1929): 501-36.

Compares Dodsley's Collection of Poems and John Dryden's Miscellanies in order to demonstrate the evolution of public taste in the eighteenth century.

McLean, Hugh. “The Adventures of an English Comedy in Eighteenth-Century Russia: Dodsley's Toy Shop and Lukin's Sĉepetil'nik.” In American Contributions to the Fifth International Congress of Slavists, pp. 201-12. The Hague: Mouton & Co., 1963.

Analyzes V. I. Lukin's adaptation of Dodsley's The Toy Shop in order to illuminate how Russian literature developed during the eighteenth century by “importing” works by foreign authors.

Tieken-Boon van Ostade, Ingrid. “Robert Dodsley and the Genesis of Lowth's Short Introduction to English Grammar.Historiographia Linguistica 27, no. 1 (2000): 21-36.

Argues that it was Dodsley's desire to improve the grammar of English authors that caused him to suggest to Robert Lowth that he write his Short Introduction to English Grammar.

Additional coverage of Robert Dodsley's life and career is contained in the following sources published by the Gale Group: Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vol. 95; Literature Resource Center; and Reference Guide to English Literature, Ed. 2.