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Sentiment and Sociability: The Language of Feeling in the Eighteenth Century

Mullan, John

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ISBN 10: 0198128657 / ISBN 13: 9780198128656
Published by Clarendon Press, 1988
Condition: Good Hardcover
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Hardcover, good condition, light tan, writings of pencil on some pages, spots on back cover, 22.0x14.0cm, 261pp. Bookseller Inventory # a30335

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Title: Sentiment and Sociability: The Language of ...

Publisher: Clarendon Press

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

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This study examines the autobiographical writing of Samuel Richardson, Laurence Sterne, and David Hume, who chronicled the peculiarly intimate relationships between the texts they produced and the social lives they lived. Each relied on a language of feeling to represent social bonds they considered necessary, discovering, through their writing, a sociability dependent on the communication of passions and sentiments. This discovery, Mullan argues, played a critical role in the development of the 18th-century fiction now called "sentimental."

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John Mullan is at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge.

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