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Compromising Letters: Shades of the Sentimental, 1812–1825

Nicola J. Watson

in Revolution and the Form of the British Novel, 1790-1825: Intercepted Letters, Interrupted Seductions

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112976
eISBN:
9780191670893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112976.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter shifts ground to consider the after-life of the letter as it modulates, under the aegis of Rousseau's Confessions, into the quintessentially Romantic narratives of the early 19th ... More


Hearth and Home: Coleridge, De Quincey, Austen

David Simpson

in Romanticism and the Question of the Stranger

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226922355
eISBN:
9780226922362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226922362.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Coleridge’s “Frost at Midnight” contains references to the stranger in the sense that the stranger seems not to be strange but rather familiar—imagined as a friend whose presence is desired. This ... More


Speaking and answering in the character of another: James Hogg's private memoirs

in Labyrinths of Deceit: Culture, Modernity and Identity in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853238492
eISBN:
9781846315404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846315404.003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

James Hogg's 1824 novel, The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner, exemplifies duality in fiction. Set in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth century in the Scottish lowlands, ... More


A change in physical economy: Thomas De Quincey's confession

in Labyrinths of Deceit: Culture, Modernity and Identity in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853238492
eISBN:
9781846315404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846315404.012
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

In Confessions of an English Opium Eater, Thomas De Quincey describes his opium addiction that began in 1813 and the physiological transformation that he went through because of it. Curiously, De ... More


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