The politics of sensibility : race, gender, and commerce in the sentimental novel (Book, 1996) [Beloit College]
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The politics of sensibility : race, gender, and commerce in the sentimental novel

The politics of sensibility : race, gender, and commerce in the sentimental novel

Author: Markman Ellis
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 1996.
Series: Cambridge studies in Romanticism, 18.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The sentimental novel has long been noted for its liberal and humanitarian interests, but also for its predilection for refined feeling, the privilege it accords emotion over reason, and its preference for the private over the public sphere. In The Politics of Sensibility, however, Markman Ellis argues that sentimental fiction also consciously participated in some of the most keenly contested public controversies  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Markman Ellis
ISBN: 0521552214 9780521552219 0521604273 9780521604277
OCLC Number: 32701362
Description: xi, 264 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Sensibility, history and the novel --
2. 'The house of bondage': sentimentalism and the problem of slavery --
3. 'Delight in misery': sentimentalism, amelioration and slavery --
4. 'An easy, speedy and universal medium': canals, commerce and virtue --
5. 'Recovering the path of virtue': the politics of prostitution and the sentimental novel --
6. 'The dangerous tendency of novels' and the controversy of sentimentalism.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in Romanticism, 18.
Responsibility: Markman Ellis.

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Markman Ellis contests the enduring view that the sentimental novel is concerned only with displays of refined feeling. He analyses such fiction's engagement in public controversies of the late  Read more...
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"This very learned study usefully analyzes the place of sentimentality in the literature and politics of late-18th- and early-19th-century England....A valuable addition to the literary history of Read more...

 
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