Equivocal Beings: Politics, Gender, and Sentimentality in the 1790s--Wollstonecraft, Radcliffe, Burney, Austen

Equivocal Beings: Politics, Gender, and Sentimentality in the 1790s--Wollstonecraft, Radcliffe, Burney, Austen

by Claudia L. Johnson

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ISBN-13: 9780226401799
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 03/09/2009
Series: Women in Culture and Society
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
File size: 471 KB

About the Author


Claudia L. Johnson is professor of English at Princeton University and the author of Jane Austen: Women, Politics, and the Novel, also published by the University of Chicago Press.

Table of Contents


Foreword by Catharine R. Stimpson
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Introduction: The Age of Chivalry and the Crisis of Gender
Pt. 1: Mary Wollstonecraft
1: The Distinction of the Sexes: The Vindications
2: Embodying the Sentiments: Mary and The Wrongs of Woman
Pt. 2: Ann Radcliffe
3: Less than Man and More than Woman: The Romance of the Forest
4: The Sex of Suffering: The Mysteries of Udolpho
5: Losing the Mother in the Judge: The Italian
Pt. 3: Frances Burney
6: Statues, Idiots, Automatons: Camilla
7: Vindicating the Wrongs of Woman: The Wanderer
Afterword: Jane Austen "Not at all what a man should be!": Remaking English Manhood in Emma
Notes
Index

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