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Smollett's Women
     

Smollett's Women

by Robert D. Spector
 

ISBN-10: 0313287902

ISBN-13: 9780313287909

Pub. Date: 06/30/1994

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Although Smollett's obvious masculine sensibility has become a commonplace in criticism of the 18th-century novel, the basis and particularities of that sensibility have never been examined. In actuality, his treatment of women—heroines, victims, and comic or grotesque—proves far more complex than conventional commentary suggests. This study attempts to

Overview

Although Smollett's obvious masculine sensibility has become a commonplace in criticism of the 18th-century novel, the basis and particularities of that sensibility have never been examined. In actuality, his treatment of women—heroines, victims, and comic or grotesque—proves far more complex than conventional commentary suggests. This study attempts to show that in each category Smollett's treatment depends on the fictional purposes that these characters serve in his novels.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313287909
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/30/1994
Series:
Contributions to the Study of World Literature Series , #56
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)
Lexile:
1490L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Shaping Forces: Society, Personality, and Literary Tradition

Heroines

Fallen Women and Women as Victims

Comic and Grotesque

Notes

Bibliography

Index

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