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Honest sins : Georgian libertinism and the plays and novels of Henry Fielding

Author: Tiffany Potter
Publisher: Montreal [Que.] : McGill-Queen's University Press, 1999.
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"Tiffany Potter is the first author to make clear how English libertinism changed during the eighteenth century as the violent, hypersexualized Hobbesian libertine, typified by the Earl of Rochester, was tempered by England's cultures of sentiment and sensibility. The good-natured Georgian libertinism that emerged maintained the subversive social, religious, sexual, and philosophical tenets of the old libertinism,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Potter, Tiffany, 1967-
Honest sins.
Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, 1999
(DLC) 98901108
Named Person: Henry Fielding; Henry Fielding; Henry Fielding; Henry Fielding; Henry Fielding
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tiffany Potter
ISBN: 9780773567559 0773567550
OCLC Number: 181843858
Description: 1 online resource (x, 203 p.)
Responsibility: Tiffany Potter.
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This text examines the idea of Georgian Libertinism, which embraced freedom and autonomy for the individual, whether male or female. Also, with this idea as a cultural context, the book discusses  Read more...

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"Honest Sins makes a significant, original contribution to studies of Henry Fielding." David Oakleaf, Department of English, University of Calgary.

 
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