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Eighteenth-century sensibility and the novel : the senses in social context

Author: Ann Jessie Van Sant
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1993.
Series: Cambridge studies in eighteenth-century English literature and thought, 14.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This study of sensibility in the eighteenth-century novel discusses literary representations of suffering and responses to it, in the social and scientific context of the period. The reader of novels shares with some scientific observers the activity of gazing on suffering, leading Ann Van Sant to explore in the broader social context - specifically in the display of repentant prostitutes and the children of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Englisch; A Andrae
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ann Jessie Van Sant
ISBN: 0521402263 9780521402262 0521604583 9780521604581
OCLC Number: 25632800
Description: xv, 143 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Sympathetic visibility: philanthropic objects as instruments of pathos and demonstration --
3. Gazing on suffering: the provocation of response --
4. Revelation of the heart through entrapment and trial: Clarissa's story, Lovelace's plot --
5. The centrality of touch --
6. Locating experience in the body: the man of feeling --
7. Reading to the moment: a note on sensibility and narrative form.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in eighteenth-century English literature and thought, 14.
Responsibility: Ann Jessie Van Sant.

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This study of sensibility in the eighteenth-century English novel discusses literary representations of suffering and responses to it in the social and scientific context of the period.  Read more...
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