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Insurance and the Problem of Sentimental Representation

John O’brien

in Literature Incorporated: The Cultural Unconscious of the Business Corporation, 1650-1850

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226291123
eISBN:
9780226291260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226291260.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

Chapter 3 explores what François Ewald has called the “insurantial imaginary,” the ways in which the technology of insurance shaped imaginative writing in the eighteenth century. Though the examples ... More


Tobias Smollett and the Ramble Novel

Simon Dickie

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/9780199574803.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter explores the current image of mid-eighteenth-century fiction, considering the work of Tobias Smollett. No author sits less comfortably with, especially the emphasis on the politeness and ... More


Fictions, Libels, and Unions in the Long Eighteenth Century

Thomas Keymer

in Literature and Union: Scottish Texts, British Contexts

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198736233
eISBN:
9780191853722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198736233.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter considers the literary representation of union by way of three case studies: Jonathan Swift’s ‘The Story of the Injured Lady’ (written 1707, published 1746), Thomas Finn’s ‘The Painter ... More


Johnson, Boswell, and Anti–Scottish Sentiment

Pat Rogers

in Johnson and Boswell: The Transit of Caledonia

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182597
eISBN:
9780191673832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182597.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter discusses the issue hovering behind the Journey — that is, the moral panic which grew up in England in the third quarter of the eighteenth century on the subject of Scottish influence. ... More


The Novel in the 1750s

E. J. Clery

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/9780199574803.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter looks at the novel in the 1750s. The genre had started the decade with its reputation riding high on the remarkable success of Samuel Richardson's Clarissa (1748–9), Tobias Smollett's ... More


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