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Defoe's writings and manliness : contrary men

Author: Stephen H Gregg
Publisher: Farnham, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2009.
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Defoe's Writings and Manliness is a timely intervention in Defoe studies and in the study of masculinity in eighteenth-century literature more generally. Arguing that Defoe's writings insistently returned to the issues of manliness and its contrary effeminacy, this book reveals how his writings drew upon and repeatedly tested the complex and diverse range of discourses through which masculinity was discussed in the  Read more...
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Gregg, Stephen H., 1960-
Defoe's writings and manliness.
Farnham, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2009
(DLC) 2009015784
(OCoLC)318645898
Named Person: Daniel Defoe; Daniel Defoe
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen H Gregg
ISBN: 9780754697428 0754697428 9780754656050 0754656055
OCLC Number: 465330143
Description: 1 online resource (197 p.)
Contents: 'Complete' men, trade and history --
Born gentlemen and godly manliness --
Crusoe, toil and temptation --
A journal of the plague year: godly manliness and its limits --
Singleton, friendship and secrecy --
Colonel Jack and the perils of delusion.
Responsibility: Stephen H. Gregg.
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