Plots and Counterplots: Sexual Politics and the Body Politic in English Literature, 1660-1730

Plots and Counterplots: Sexual Politics and the Body Politic in English Literature, 1660-1730

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ISBN-13: 9780521619301
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/28/2004
Series: Cambridge Studies in Eighteenth-Century English Literature and Thought Series , #18
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Preface; 1. Political plottings: history, sexual politics, and the body politic; 2. Counterplotting restoration: widows and other fatal women; 3. The plots thicken: dogma and its discontents through exclusion; 4. Revolutionary plottings: representing the revolution; 5. Whigs and husbands: politics and cultivation; 6. Coda: cultural politics from the South Sea Bubble to Tom Jones; Select bibliography; Index.

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