Criminality and Narrative in Eighteenth-Century England: Beyond the Law

Criminality and Narrative in Eighteenth-Century England: Beyond the Law

by Hal Gladfelder

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ISBN-13: 9780801875656
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 04/01/2003
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 296
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Hal Gladfelder is an assistant professor of English at the University of Rochester.


Hal Gladfelder is a senior lecturer of English and American studies at the University of Manchester, editor of John Cleland’s Memoirs of a Coxcomb, and author of Criminality and Narrative in Eighteenth-Century England: Beyond the Law, also published by Johns Hopkins.

Table of Contents


Contents:



Introduction



PART I: CRIMINAL REPRESENTATIONS

Chapter 1: Constructing the Underworld: Criminal Anatomies

Chapter 2: Picaresque and Providential Fictions

Chapter 3: Crime Reports and Gallows Writing

Chapter 4: Criminal Trials: Testimony and Narrative Realism

Chapter 5: Criminal Biographies: The Singular and the Exemplary



PART II: CRIME AND IDENTITY: DEFOE IN THE 1720s

Chapter 6: Colonel Jack's Childhood

Chapter 7: Moll Flanders and Her Confederates

Chapter 8: Guilt and the Reader of Roxana



PART III: THE JUDGE AND THE AUTHOR: FIELDING THE MIDCENTURY

Chapter 9: The Politics and Poetics of Crime and Punishment

Chapter 10: Fielding as Magistrate: The Canning and Penlez Cases

Chapter 11: Amelia: Imprisonment and Transgression



Epilogue: English Radicalism and the Literature of Crime

Notes

Bibliography

Index

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"Gladfelder has done an excellent job of scholarship. This book will make a mark as one of the most complete books on the relation between criminality and the novel. It is also a very good re-reading of the standard works in the field."

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