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Eighteenth-Century Sensibility and the Novel

The Senses in Social Context (Cambridge Studies in Eighteenth-Century English Literature and Thought)

by Ann Jessie van Sant

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Published by Cambridge University Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Novels, other prose & writers: 16th to 18th centuries,
  • Literature - Classics / Criticism,
  • English,
  • Literary Criticism,
  • British Isles,
  • English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh,
  • Literary Criticism & Collections / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh,
  • 18th century,
  • English fiction,
  • Great Britain,
  • History,
  • History and criticism,
  • Literature and science,
  • Literature and society

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages159
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7748125M
    ISBN 100521604583
    ISBN 109780521604581

    The main theme in this novel is the danger of excessive sensibility. Austen is concerned with the prevalence of the "sensitive" attitude in the romantic novel which, after the s, turned to emphasizing the emotional and sentimental nature of people rather than, as . This volume of Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture explores the revolutions in culture, politics, and art that took place throughout the eighteenth century. The first section of the book focuses on the role that women played in both the formation and the expression of culture, whether as manufacturers or consumers.

    For more on the relationship between fiction, morality, and nerve theories, see G. J. Barker-Benfield, The Culture of Sensibility: Sex and Society in EighteenthCentury Britain (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, ), pp. 1–36, and Ann Jessie Van Sant, Eighteenth-Century Sensibility and the Novel: The Senses in Social Context (Cambridge Cited by: 1. TY - BOOK TI - Literati and Self-Re/Presentation: Autobiographical Sensibility in the Eighteenth-Century Chinese Novel AU - Huang, Martin W. SP - CY - Stanford PB.

    A chronological sketch of the kinds of questions and methods characteristic of recent work in eighteenth-century gender studies, drawing on representative book-length studies as examples. Earlier eighteenth-century writers such as the Third Earl of Shaftesbury and Hutcheson attempted to bring together beauty and the good by defending a theory of 'moral sensibility', which would Author: Henry Martyn Lloyd.


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Eighteenth-Century Sensibility and the Novel by Ann Jessie van Sant Download PDF EPUB FB2

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. The reader of novels shares with more scientific observers the activity of gazing on suffering, leading Ann Van Sant to explore the coincidence between the rhetoric of pathos and scientific presentation as.

EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY SENSIBILITY of classical mythology too low. Eighteenth-century literature in Eng-land begins with the final chorus of Dryden's Secular Masque: Thy Chase had a Beast in view; Thy Wars brought nothing about, Thy Lovers were all untrue. These lines are addressed respectively to Diana, Mars, and Venus.

Sympathy, Sensibility and the Literature of Feeling is readable and engaging throughout and is supported both by extensive substantive notes and by a careful bibliography.” (Ann Van Sant, Eighteenth-Century Fiction, Vol.

28 (3), Spring, ). 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 Eighteenth-Century Sensibility and the Novel book.

The reader of novels shares with more scientific observers the activity of gazing on suffering, leading Ann Van Sant to explore the coincidence between the Cited by: The book goes on to explore sensibility's location of psychological response in physical structures. Van Sant invokes eighteenth-century debates about the relative status of sight and touch in epistemology and psychology, as a context for discussing the "man of feeling," a spectator who reports on "touching" experiences.

Sensibility and the Eighteenth-Century Novel Sensibility isn't simply a literary phenomenon; there are a variety of social factors which need to be taken into account. In this lecture I want to try to make some 'sense' of 'sensibility' as a social as well as a literaryFile Size: KB.

The Rhetoric of Sensibility in Eighteenth-Century Culture explores the burgeoning eighteenth-century fascination with the human body as an eloquent, expressive object.

Buy 18th Century Sensibility and Novel: The Senses in Social Context (Cambridge Studies in Eighteenth-Century English Literature and Thought) New Ed by Sant, van (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low Author: van Sant. Book Description This wide-ranging study examines the role of the body in a number of eighteenth-century cultural contexts--including oratory, theatre and the novel--and charts the growing links between bodily eloquence and the wider formalities of by: Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Cambridge Studies in Eighteenth-Century English Literature and Thought: Eighteenth-Century Sensibility and the Novel: The Senses in Social Context 14 by Ann Jessie van Sant (, Paperback) at the best online prices at eBay.

Free shipping for many products. The sentimental novel or the novel of sensibility is an 18th-century literary genre which celebrates the emotional and intellectual concepts of sentiment, sentimentalism, and sensibility. Sentimentalism, which is to be distinguished from sensibility, was a fashion in both poetry and prose fiction beginning in the eighteenth century in reaction.

Get this from a library. Eighteenth-century sensibility and the novel: the senses in social context. [Ann Jessie Van Sant] -- "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.

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Feeling Time Duration, the Novel, and Eighteenth-Century Sensibility Amit S. Yahav. pages | 6 x 9 | 1 illus. Cloth | ISBN | $s | Outside the Americas £ Ebook editions are available from selected online vendors View table of contents "Yahav's book offers a compelling new perspective on how temporality can be read as "felt duration" in eighteenth.

In the eighteenth century, the novel became established as a popular literary form all over Europe. Britain proved an especially fertile ground, with Defoe, Fielding, Richardson and Burney as early exponents of the novel form.

The Cambridge Introduction to the Eighteenth-Century Novel considers the. During the eighteenth century, "sensibility," which once denoted merely the receptivity of the senses, came to mean a particular kind of acute and well-developed consciousness invested with spiritual and moral values and largely identified with women.

How this change occurred and what it meant for society is the subject of G.J. Barker-Benfield's argument in favor of a "culture" of.

This study of the Chinese novel in the eighteenth century, arguably one of the greatest periods of the genre, focuses on the autobiographical features of three important works: The Dream of the Red Chamber, or The Story of the Stone (Honglou meng), The Scholars (Rulin waishi), and the relatively neglected The Humble Words of an Old Rustic (Yesou puyan).

Life After Death: Widows and the English Novel, Defoe to Austen. Widows have been a source of tension in English literature at least since the Wife of Bath challenged “auctoritee” with her own “experience”[i]; in this pioneering work on widows in the eighteenth-century novel, Karen Bloom Gevirtz argues that this tension regarding widows’ experience is heightened in the fiction of the.

This classic novel captures all the hilarious class consciousness of eighteenth-century English families. EMMA represents the genius of Jane Austen at its full maturity. This magnificent novel centres on Emma Woodhouse, a supremely confident young woman deyermined to arrange her life and those around her into a pattern dictated by her romantic 5/5(1).

Rivero (Marquette U., Milwaukee, WI) notes in his brief foreword that since 18th-century English language novels are a global concern, this volume containing 16 essays and six recent book reviews represents the work of scholars from Europe Author: Albert J.

Rivero. The Oxford Handbook of the Eighteenth-Century Novel Edited by J. A. J. Downie Oxford Handbooks. The first book professing to survey the eighteenth-century English novel in its entirety; Situates the canonical novels and novelists of the period against the background of the hundreds of other novels published during the 'long' eighteenth century.

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Daniel WilsonAuthor: Barbara Becker-Cantarino.A Novel is a fictitious prose narrative or tale presenting a picture of real life. The idea we have of the novel comes from the 18th century; before that time there were plenty of forms of prose /5(2).