Engendering legitimacy : law, property, and early eighteenth-century fiction (Book, 2006) [WorldCat.org]
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Engendering legitimacy : law, property, and early eighteenth-century fiction

Author: Susan Glover
Publisher: Lewisburg : Bucknell University Press, ©2006.
Series: Bucknell studies in eighteenth-century literature and culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Engendering Legitimacy is a study of the intersecting of law, land, property, and gender in the prose fiction of Mary Davys, Daniel Defoe, Eliza Heywood, and Jonathan Swift. The law of property in early modern England established relations for men and women that artificially constructed, altered, and ended their connections with the material world, and the land they lived upon. The cultural role of land and law in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Glover
ISBN: 0838756042 9780838756041
OCLC Number: 62133679
Description: 231 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Conceiving the civil subject : property, power, and prose --
Who shall inherit the earth? : Jonathan Swift and the jure paterno --
Laying claim to title : Mary Davys and authorial dispossession --
The incomplete tradesman : Daniel Defoe and the lay of the land --
Heirs of the flesh : Eliza Haywood and the body of law.
Series Title: Bucknell studies in eighteenth-century literature and culture.
Responsibility: Susan Paterson Glover.
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A study of the intersecting of law, land, property, and gender in the prose fiction of Mary Davys, Daniel Defoe, Eliza Haywood, and Jonathan Swift. This book contends that questions of political and  Read more...

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