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The feminization of fame, 1750-1830

Author: Claire Brock; Palgrave Connect (Online service)
Publisher: Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.
Series: Palgrave studies in the Enlightenment, romanticism and cultures of print.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Fame is fickle, flirtatious and eternally female. Yet the famed are always men; women have been relegated to occasional footnotes in the history of fame. This book redresses the balance by examining the period from 1750 to 1830 when fame underwent a process of feminization, enabling women to embrace celebrity. Examining the writings and careers of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Catherine Macaulay, Mary Robinson, Frances  Read more...
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Brock, Claire, 1977-
Feminization of fame, 1750-1830.
Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2006
(DLC) 2006042626
(OCoLC)64511330
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Claire Brock; Palgrave Connect (Online service)
ISBN: 9780230286450 0230286453
OCLC Number: 681924436
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 242 pages).
Contents: Introduction: feminizing fame --
'A new sort of glory': Jean-Jacques Rousseau's 'little philosophical chemistry' and the reach of Rousseauvian fame in eighteenth-century Britain --
Catharine Macaulay: 'triumph[ant], when alive, o'er future fate' --
Mary Robinson and the 'splendour of a name' --
Inflating Frances Burney --
Germaine de Staël: 'when one can no longer find peace of mind in obsurity, it is necessary to look for strength in celebrity' --
William Hazlitt, on being brilliant: the spirit of the age --
Afterword.
Series Title: Palgrave studies in the Enlightenment, romanticism and cultures of print.
Responsibility: Claire Brock.
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This book addresses the literary, cultural and historical questions surrounding the reconceptualization of fame between 1750-1830. It examines genres from history writing to literature, public and  Read more...

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