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Affected sensibilities : romantic excess and the genealogy of the novel, 1680-1810 /

Main Author: Ahern, Stephen.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New York : AMS Press, c2007.
Series:AMS studies in the eighteenth century ; no. 49.
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Table of Contents:
  • 1. Toward a genealogy of sensibility narrative
  • 2. "Glorious ruine" : romantic excess and the politics of sensibility in Behn's Love-letters
  • 3. "Those trembling aking transports" : the erotics of sympathy in Haywood's Love in excess
  • 4. "The distress of plenty" : Sterne's ethic of excess and A Sentimental journey
  • 5. "Eloquent beyond the power of language" : staging sentimental communion in Mackenzie's The Man of feeling
  • 6. Disciplining the sensible self : dialectics of passion and reason in Radcliffe's The Mysteries of Udolpho
  • 7. Disenchanting sentimentality : Lewis's The Monk, moral agency, and the lie of romance
  • 8. Epilogue "Do you think me most a knave or a fool?" : Austen, anti-romance, and the language of the heart