Romances of Free Trade: British Literature, Laissez-Faire, and the Global Nineteenth Century

Romances of Free Trade: British Literature, Laissez-Faire, and the Global Nineteenth Century

by Ayse Celikkol

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199769001
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 07/29/2011
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Ayse Çelikkol is Assistant Professor at the Department of English Language and Literature at Bilkent University, Turkey.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

1. Introduction: Narrating Global Capitalism in the Romance Mode
2. Walter Scott's Disloyal Smugglers
3. Meandering Merchants and Narrators in Captain Marryat's Nautical Fiction
4. Harriet Martineau on the Fertility of Exchange
5. Promiscuity, Commerce, and Closure in Early Victorian Drama
6. Mutuality, Marriage, and Charlotte Brontë's Free Traders
7. The Compression of Space in Charles Dickens's Little Dorrit
8. Epilogue: Cycles of Capitalist Expansion
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