The Practice of Quixotism: Postmodern Theory and Eighteenth-Century Women's Writing

The Practice of Quixotism: Postmodern Theory and Eighteenth-Century Women's Writing

by S. Gordon

Hardcover(2006)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781403974440
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 12/18/2006
Edition description: 2006
Pages: 241
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)

About the Author

Scott Paul Gordon is Associate Professor of English, and Co-Director of the Lawrence Henry Gipson Institute for Eighteenth-Century Studies, at Lehigh University. He has published The Power of the Passive Self in English Literature, 1640-1770 (2002), as well as numerous articles on seventeenth- and eighteenth-century British culture.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Quixote Trope Historicizing Quixote and the Scandal of Quixotism Charlotte Lennox's Female Quixote and Orthodox Quixotism Suspicion and Experience in Sarah Fielding's David Simple Mary Wortley Montagu and the Quixotic Dream of Objectivity Quixotic Perception in Sophia Lee's The Recess Ann Radcliffe's The Mysteries of Udolpho and the Practice of Quixotism Epilogue: Beyond Quixotism?: Quixotism and Contemporary Theory

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