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Eighteenth-century fiction and the law of property

Author: Wolfram Schmidgen
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002.
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"In Eighteenth-Century Fiction and the Law of Property, Wolfram Schmidgen draws on legal and economic writings to analyze the descriptions of houses, landscapes, and commodities in eighteenth-century fiction.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Wolfram Schmidgen
ISBN: 0521817021 9780521817028
OCLC Number: 50302411
Description: viii, 266 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Communal form and the transitional culture of the eighteenth-century novel --
Terra nullius, cannibalism, and the natural law of appropriation in Robinson Crusoe --
Henry Fielding and the common law of plenitude --
Commodity fetishism in heterogeneous spaces --
Ann Radcliffe and the political economy of Gothic space --
Scottish law and Waverley's museum of property.
Responsibility: Wolfram Schmidgen.
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