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Force or Fraud: British Seduction Stories and the Problem of Resistance, 1660-1760

Toni Bowers

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199592135
eISBN:
9780191725340
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592135.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Force or Fraud—rape or seduction? This book examines the development, between the Restoration of Charles II in 1660 and the accession of George III in 1760, of the peculiarly modern habit of making ... More


The Science of the Sensible: From Sterne to Charlotte Brontë

Lorri G. Nandrea

in Misfit Forms: Paths Not Taken by the British Novel

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823263431
eISBN:
9780823266623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263431.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Focusing on close readings of Sterne's Sentimental Journey and Tristram Shandy and Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre, this chapter further explores the textual and sexual dynamics of sensibility. In ... More


Libertines and Machines in <i>Love in Excess</i>

Joseph Drury

in Novel Machines: Technology and Narrative Form in Enlightenment Britain

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198792383
eISBN:
9780191834394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198792383.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter reads Eliza Haywood’s seduction fiction and eighteenth-century anti-novel discourse in relation to the debate on the freedom of the will prompted by the rise of mechanical philosophy. ... More


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