Becoming the Gentleman: British Literature and the Invention of Modern Masculinity, 1660-1815

Becoming the Gentleman: British Literature and the Invention of Modern Masculinity, 1660-1815

by J. Solinger

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Becoming the Gentleman: British Literature and the Invention of Modern Masculinity, 1660-1815 by J. Solinger

Becoming the Gentleman explains why British citizens in the long eighteenth century were haunted by the question of what it meant to be a gentleman. Supplementing recent work on femininity, Solinger identifies a corpus of texts that address masculinity and challenges the notion of a masculine figure that has been regarded as unchanging.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349351763
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 06/27/2012
Series: Global Masculinities
Edition description: 1st ed. 2012
Pages: 191
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Jason D. Solinger is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Mississippi, USA.

Table of Contents

Gentlemen and their Knowledge of the World The Politics of Alexander Pope's Urbanity Popular Writing and the Promise of Gentility from The Connoisseur to Evelina Austen's Fiction in the Age of Commerce Sir Walter Scott and the Gentrification of Empire

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