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Sensibility and economics in the novel, 1740-1800 : the price of a tear

Author: Gillian Skinner
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Macmillan, 1999.
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"Sensibility and Economics in the Novel, 1740-1800, argues that the sentimental novel, usually seen as a 'feminine' genre concentrating exclusively on emotional response, is in fact actively involved in contemporary economic and political debates." "Spanning the period encompassing the rise, heyday and decline of sentimentalism, the book considers how the trajectory of the movement affected the sentimental novel's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gillian Skinner
ISBN: 0333644778 9780333644775
OCLC Number: 41316642
Description: viii, 232 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Acknowledgements Introduction Economic Sense and Sensibility in David Simple , Tom Jones and The Countess of Dellwyn Sexual Innocence and Economic Experience: Amelia and Ophelia 'Godlike Benefactors': Patriarchal Patterns in Lady Julia Mandeville , The Vicar of Wakefield and The Expedition of Humphry Clinker 'Above Economy': The History of Lady Barton, The Man of Feeling and A Sentimental Journey 'The First Soft System': Commerce, Sensibility and Femininity in Barham Downs and Anna 'The Mild Lustre of Modest Independence': Economies of Obligation in Novels of the 1790s Conclusion Notes Works Cited Index
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