Man of Feeling / Edition 2

Man of Feeling / Edition 2

by Henry Mackenzie
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0192840320

ISBN-13: 2900192840324

Pub. Date: 01/28/2002

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Mackenzie's hugely popular novel of 1771 is the foremost work of the sentimental movement, in which sentiment and sensibility were allied with true virtue, and sensitivity is the mark of the man of feeling. The hero, Harley, is followed in a series of episodes demonstrating his benevolence in an uncaring world: he assists the down-trodden, loses his love, and fails to

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Mackenzie's hugely popular novel of 1771 is the foremost work of the sentimental movement, in which sentiment and sensibility were allied with true virtue, and sensitivity is the mark of the man of feeling. The hero, Harley, is followed in a series of episodes demonstrating his benevolence in an uncaring world: he assists the down-trodden, loses his love, and fails to achieve worldly success. The novel asks a series of vital questions: what morality is possible in a complex commercial world? Does trying to maintain it make you a saint or a fool? Is sentiment merely a luxury for the leisured classes?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900192840324
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
01/28/2002
Series:
Oxford World's Classics Series
Edition description:
Subsequent
Pages:
160

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