Pat Rogers, DeBartolo Professor in the Liberal Arts at the University of South Florida, holds degrees of MA, PhD, and LittD from the University of Cambridge, and DLitt from the University of Bristol. Among his many books on eighteenth literature and history are Grub Street, The Augustan Vision, The Samuel Johnson Encyclopedia and The Text of Great Britain. Recent publications include The Alexander Pope Encyclopedia (2004) and The Symbolic Design of Windsor-Forest (2004). Pat Rogers, an associate editor of the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, is completing a life of Edmund Curll, co-written with Paul Baines. Also in progress is Pride and Prejudice for the Cambridge Edition of Jane Austen.
2004 0-7734-6264-3 Provides the first detailed treatment of John Oldmixon (c.1673-1742), one of the most prolific and conspicuous English writers at the start of the eighteenth century. It contains a fully annotated text of his letters, written to many notable figures of the age, and dealing with Jacobite affrays, disputes with publishers such as Jacob Tonson and Edmund Curll, and Oldmixon’s own clashes with the law.