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Sentiment and Sociability: The Language of Feeling in the Eighteenth Century

John Mullan

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122524
eISBN:
9780191671449
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122524.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

With the rise of the novel in the mid-18th century came the rise of sentimentalism. While the fondness for sentiment embarrassed later literary critics, it originally legitimized a morally suspect ... More


Seductive Forms: Women's Amatory Fiction from 1684 to 1740

Ros Ballaster

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184775
eISBN:
9780191674341
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184775.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Historicist and feminist accounts of the ‘rise of the novel’ have neglected the phenomenon of the professional woman writer in England prior to the advent of the sentimental novel in the 1740s. This ... More


Empty Houses: Theatrical Failure and the Novel

David Kurnick

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151519
eISBN:
9781400840090
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151519.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

According to the dominant tradition of literary criticism, the novel is the form par excellence of the private individual. This book challenges this consensus by re-examining the genre's development ... More


Introduction to 1975 Edition

Marilyn Butler

in Jane Austen and the War of Ideas

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198129684
eISBN:
9780191671838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198129684.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book shows that the novels of Jane Austen's day, hers included, were full of signs that conveyed opinions. This was not to be one of those undifferentiated and necessarily very selective ... More


Introduction

Ros Ballaster

in Seductive Forms: Women's Amatory Fiction from 1684 to 1740

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184775
eISBN:
9780191674341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184775.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This introductory chapter sets out the purpose of the book, which is to give an account of the conditions that enabled some women writers in the late 17th and early 18th century to ‘profit’, both ... More


Reader’s Block

Leah Price

in How to Do Things with Books in Victorian Britain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691114170
eISBN:
9781400842186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691114170.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines reading. For scholars as for the secular novelists discussed in the next two chapters, reading is harder to document than handling—let alone than writing. Even as literary ... More


Interiority and Its Discontents

David Kurnick

in Empty Houses: Theatrical Failure and the Novel

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151519
eISBN:
9781400840090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151519.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book's main themes. The book considers the contribution of writers' theatrical ambitions to their invention of what by many accounts are among ... More


In the Kingdom of Whomever: Baldwin’s Method

David Kurnick

in Empty Houses: Theatrical Failure and the Novel

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151519
eISBN:
9781400840090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151519.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

James Baldwin is not only one of the more notable Anglophone twentieth-century novelists to attempt continually and with minimal success to enter the theater. He is also one of the major inheritors ... More


Not Even Past: Race, Historical Trauma, and Subjectivity in Faulkner, Larsen, and Van Vechten

Dorothy Stringer

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823231478
eISBN:
9780823241088
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823231478.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This book highlights references to nineteenth-century U.S. slavery and anti-Black racism in literary and photographic projects begun during the late 1920s and early 1930s, including novels by William ... More


Materials from Arno Press: The Italian-American Woman

Carol Bonomo Jennngs and Christine Palamidessi Moore

in American Woman, Italian Style: Italian Americana's Best Writings on Women

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823231751
eISBN:
9780823241286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823231751.003.0031
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Arno Press has published an impressive and valuable array of materials on Italian Americans in the United States with its thirty-nine-volume series, The Italian American Experience. The series is as ... More


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