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The Availability of Virtue

John Mullan

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

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122524
eISBN:
9780191671449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122524.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

In 1779, there appeared through three consecutive issues of the Edinburgh periodical The Mirror a sentimental tale which became known, and much anthologized, as the ‘Story of La Roche’. It was ... More


Indians and the Politics of Romance

Tim Fulford

in Romantic Indians: Native Americans, British Literature, and Transatlantic Culture 1756-1830

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199273379
eISBN:
9780191706332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273379.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter describes Indians as represented in 18th-century novels and political prose. Writers such as Charlotte Smith, Robert Bage, Henry Mackenzie, Thomas Spence, and Thomas Paine are analysed.


A Sentimental Education: Rousseau to Godwin

Hina Nazar

in Enlightened Sentiments: Judgment and Autonomy in the Age of Sensibility

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823240074
eISBN:
9780823240111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823240074.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter considers three closely connected works that serve as responses to Richardson's Clarissa: Jean-Jacques Rousseau's Julie or The New Heloise (1761), Henry Mackenzie's Julia de Roubigné ... More


The Jacobin Novel I: Revolution and Reason

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/9780198129684.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The most marked trend in the English popular novel of the 1790s is its resolute rationality, its suspicion of the uncontrollable workings of the unconscious mind. No feature is more common in novels ... More


Letters in the Novel and the Novel in Letters: Henry Mackenzie’s Julia de Roubigné and the Afterlife of the Epistolary Novel

Jeanne M. Britton

in Vicarious Narratives: A Literary History of Sympathy, 1750-1850

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780198846697
eISBN:
9780191881701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198846697.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This chapter argues that Henry Mackenzie’s novel in letters Julia de Roubigné marks a transition from epistolary novels that are characterized by numerous correspondents who betray a desperate need ... More


The Novel of Sentiment

Patricia Meyer Spacks

in Novel Beginnings: Experiments in Eighteenth-Century English Fiction

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300110319
eISBN:
9780300128338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300110319.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter explores the aspects that form novels of sentiment in the eighteenth century. The form of consciousness encountered in the book A Sentimental Journey shot off and created a novelistic ... More


Feeling

James D. Lilley

in Common Things: Romance and the Aesthetics of Belonging in Atlantic Modernity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823255153
eISBN:
9780823261062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823255153.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Chapter 2 examines how private feelings are collected into an eighteenth-century and transatlantic culture of sentiment. Scholars of early national and antebellum American literature often read the ... More


Reconstructing Sentimentalism

Hina Nazar

in Enlightened Sentiments: Judgment and Autonomy in the Age of Sensibility

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823240074
eISBN:
9780823240111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823240074.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This introductory chapter suggests the recent rehabilitation of an eighteenth-century culture of sensibility has productively complicated traditional literary history's dismissal of sentimentalism as ... More


[5] the Heyday of Scottish Enlightenment Publishing

in The Enlightenment & the Book: Scottish Authors & Their Publishers in Eighteenth-Century Britain, Ireland, and America

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226752525
eISBN:
9780226752549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226752549.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter explores the heyday of publishing in the Scottish Enlightenment. Aside from a number of new books that William Strahan merely printed for Thomas Cadell, as he had formerly printed books ... More


Sentimental Translation in Mackenzie and Sterne

David Fairer

in Translating Life: Studies in Transpositional Aesthetics

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853236740
eISBN:
9781846314285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236740.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores sentimental translation and its reliance upon the ability to connect matter and idea. It argues that the literature of Sensibility is preoccupied with those moments when the ... More


Sentimental Fiction of the 1760s and 1770s

Helen Thompson

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 2: English and British Fiction 1750-1820

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780199574803
eISBN:
9780191869747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199574803.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter discusses sentimental fiction of the 1760s and 1770s. Sentimental novels of these decades are highly aware of their philosophical, figural, and generic conventions; many of them ... More


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