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The romance of gambling in the eighteenth-century British novel

Author: Jessica Anne Richard
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
Series: Palgrave studies in the Enlightenment, romanticism and cultures of print.
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"Gambling permeated the daily lives of eighteenth-century Britons of all classes. This book explicates the relationship between the rampant gambling in eighteenth-century England, the new forms of gambling-inspired capitalism that transformed British society, and novels that interrogate the new socio-economy of long odds and lucky breaks"--
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jessica Anne Richard
ISBN: 9780230278875 0230278876
OCLC Number: 698330447
Description: xi, 201 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: the gambling culture of eighteenth-century Britain --
'Putting to Hazard a Certainty': lotteries and the romance of gambling in eighteenth-century England: Sir Charles Grandison, The Excursion --
Cheating, calculation, and the episodic romance of gambling: Hoyle's Short Treatise, Ferdinand Count Fathom, Amelia --
The gambling man of feeling: sublime and sentimental gambling: Cecilia, The Adventures of David Simple, The Mysteries of Udolpho --
The Lady's Last Stake: Camilla and the Female Gambler --
Children's games 'Abroad and at Home': Belinda, education, and empire --
The confidence man: Persuasion and the Romance of risk --
Afterword: the eighteenth-century risk society.
Series Title: Palgrave studies in the Enlightenment, romanticism and cultures of print.
Responsibility: Jessica Richard.

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