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The Resource Privacy : concealing the eighteenth-century self, Patricia Meyer Spacks

Privacy : concealing the eighteenth-century self, Patricia Meyer Spacks

Label
Privacy : concealing the eighteenth-century self
Title
Privacy
Title remainder
concealing the eighteenth-century self
Statement of responsibility
Patricia Meyer Spacks
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In Privacy, Patricia Meyer Spacks explores eighteenth-century concerns about privacy and the strategies people developed to avoid public scrutiny and social pressure. She examines, for instance, the way people hid behind common rules of etiquette to mask their innermost feelings and how, in fact, people were taught to employ such devices. She considers the erotic overtones that privacy aroused because it might conceal desire. And perhaps most important, she explores the idea of privacy as a societal threat - one that bred pretense and hypocrisy in its practitioners. Through inspired readings of novels by Defoe, Richardson, Fielding, and Sterne, along with a penetrating glimpse into diaries, autobiographies, poems, and works of pornography written during the period, Spacks ultimately shows how writers charted the imaginative possibilities of privacy and its social repercussions."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Spacks, Patricia Meyer
Dewey number
823/.509353
Index
index present
LC call number
PR858.P72
LC item number
S67 2003eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English fiction
  • Privacy in literature
  • Secrecy in literature
  • Self in literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • English fiction
  • Privacy in literature
  • Secrecy in literature
  • Self in literature
  • Privatheit
  • Literatur
  • Fictie
  • Engels
  • Privacy
  • Geheimen
  • Zelf
  • Englisch
Label
Privacy : concealing the eighteenth-century self, Patricia Meyer Spacks
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-236) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Privacies -- Privacies of reading -- The performance of sensibility -- Privacy, dissimulation, and propriety -- Private conversations -- Exposures : sex, privacy, and sensibility -- Trivial pursuits -- Privacy as enablement
Control code
724025001
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 242 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780226768618
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)724025001
Label
Privacy : concealing the eighteenth-century self, Patricia Meyer Spacks
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-236) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Privacies -- Privacies of reading -- The performance of sensibility -- Privacy, dissimulation, and propriety -- Private conversations -- Exposures : sex, privacy, and sensibility -- Trivial pursuits -- Privacy as enablement
Control code
724025001
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 242 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780226768618
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)724025001

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