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Sentimental memorials : women and the novel in literary history

Author: Melissa Sodeman; ProQuest (Firm)
Publisher: Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, 2015. ©2015
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'Sentimental Memorials' explores how popular women writers used the art form of the novel to record their changing relations to literary history. At the end of the eighteenth century, as sentimental fiction slipped out of emerging conceptions of literary value, Sophia Lee, Ann Radcliffe, Charlotte Smith, and Mary Robinson reflected on what changes in literature's meaning and status would mean for their own works and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Sodeman, Melissa, 1978-
Sentimental memorials : women and the novel in literary history.
Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, ©2015
x, 186 pages
Material Type: Document, Fiction
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Melissa Sodeman; ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN: 9780804792790 0804792798
OCLC Number: 1059062620
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (199 pages)
Contents: Front matter --
Contents --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
1. Sophia Lee's Historical Sensibility --
2. Reading and Remembering Ann Radcliffe --
3. Charlotte Smith's Literary Exile --
4. Mary Robinson and the Wreath of Fame --
Epilogue --
Notes --
Index
Responsibility: Melissa Sodeman.

Abstract:

'Sentimental Memorials' explores how popular women writers used the art form of the novel to record their changing relations to literary history. At the end of the eighteenth century, as sentimental fiction slipped out of emerging conceptions of literary value, Sophia Lee, Ann Radcliffe, Charlotte Smith, and Mary Robinson reflected on what changes in literature's meaning and status would mean for their own works and legacies. Their novels provide a means of understanding how women novelists clarified, protested, and finally memorialised the historical conditions under which they wrote.

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"Drawing together newly unearthed materials and fresh insights on literary history, British women's writings, sentimental fiction, and the history of the book, Sodeman's study compels us to grasp not Read more...

 
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