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The Resource Women and property in the eighteenth-century English novel, April London

Women and property in the eighteenth-century English novel, April London

Label
Women and property in the eighteenth-century English novel
Title
Women and property in the eighteenth-century English novel
Statement of responsibility
April London
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This book investigates the critical importance of women to the eighteenth-century debate on property as conducted in the fiction of the period. April London argues that contemporary novels advanced several, often conflicting, interpretations of the relation of women to property, ranging from straightforward assertions of equivalence between women and things to subtle explorations of the self-possession open to those denied a full civic identity. Two contemporary models for the defining of selfhood through reference to property structure the book, one historical (classical republicanism and bourgeois individualism), and the other literary (pastoral and georgic). These paradigms offer a cultural context for the analysis of both canonical and less well-known writers, from Samuel Richardson and Henry Mackenzie to Clara Reeve and Jane West."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
London, April
Dewey number
823/.809355
Index
index present
LC call number
PR858.W6
LC item number
L66 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English fiction
  • Women and literature
  • Property in literature
Label
Women and property in the eighteenth-century English novel, April London
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 242-257) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Samuel Richardson and Georgic. Clarissa and the georgic mode -- Making meaning as constructive labor -- Wicked condfederacies -- "The work of bodies" : reading, writing, and documents -- pt. 2. Pastoral. The man of feeling -- Colonial narratives : Charles Wentworth and The female American -- pt. 3. Community and confederacy. Versions of community : William Dodd, Sarah Scott, Clara Reeve -- Confederacies of women : Phebe Gibbes and John Trusler -- pt. 4. The politics of reading. The discourse of manliness : Samuel Jackson Pratt and Robert Bage -- The gendering of radical representation -- History, romance, and the anti-Jacobins' "common sense" -- Jane West and the politics of reading
Control code
39523533
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 262 pages
Isbn
9780521650137
Lccn
98011651
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Women and property in the eighteenth-century English novel, April London
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 242-257) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Samuel Richardson and Georgic. Clarissa and the georgic mode -- Making meaning as constructive labor -- Wicked condfederacies -- "The work of bodies" : reading, writing, and documents -- pt. 2. Pastoral. The man of feeling -- Colonial narratives : Charles Wentworth and The female American -- pt. 3. Community and confederacy. Versions of community : William Dodd, Sarah Scott, Clara Reeve -- Confederacies of women : Phebe Gibbes and John Trusler -- pt. 4. The politics of reading. The discourse of manliness : Samuel Jackson Pratt and Robert Bage -- The gendering of radical representation -- History, romance, and the anti-Jacobins' "common sense" -- Jane West and the politics of reading
Control code
39523533
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 262 pages
Isbn
9780521650137
Lccn
98011651
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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