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The eighteenth century novel and the secularization of ethics

Author: Carol Stewart
Publisher: Farnham : Ashgate, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Linking the decline in Church authority in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries with the increasing respectability of fiction, Carol Stewart provides a new perspective on the rise of the novel. The resulting readings of novels by authors such as Samuel Richardson, Sarah Fielding, Frances Sheridan, Charlotte Lennox, Tobias Smollett, Laurence Sterne, William Godwin, and Jane Austen shed light on the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Carol Stewart
ISBN: 9780754663485 0754663485 9781409403715 1409403718 1282743783 9781282743786
OCLC Number: 665195740
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (226 pages)
Contents: Cover; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 Secularizing Ethics: From Pamela to Tom Jones; 2 Opposition and Persuasion: From Roderick Random to Humphry Clinker; 3 Rewriting Ethics: David Simple, The Female Quixote, and Memoirs of Miss Sidney Bidulph; 4 Tristram Shandy: Latitudinarianism and Liberty; 5 'Hurtful Insignificance'?: The Novel in the Later Eighteenth Century; Works Cited; Index.
Responsibility: Carol Stewart.
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