Watson, Nicola (1994). Revolution and the Form of the British Novel 1790-1825: Intercepted Letters, Interrupted Seductions. Oxford: Clarendon Press.
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This study seeks to explain the vanishing of epistolary fiction in the romantic period, exploring the letter as it appears in radical and conservative, historical and gothic fiction, and tracing a shift in fictional fashion from the epistolary, feminized, and sentimental to a more authoritarian third-person mode. It describes this shift as a response to the anxieties aroused by the French Revolution and as part of a wider redrawing of the relation between the individual and social consensus.
|Item Type:||Authored Book|
|Copyright Holders:||1994 Oxford University Press|
|Keywords:||Jean-Jacques Rousseau; Mary Wollstonecraft; Mary Hays; Helen Maria Williams; Eliza Fenwick; Charlotte Smith; Jane West; Elizabeth Hamilton; Maria Edgeworth; Jane Austen; Lady Sydney Morgan; Charles Maturin; William Hazlitt; James Hogg; Caroline Lamb; George Gordon, Lord Byron|
|Academic Unit/Department:||Arts > English|
|Depositing User:||Nicola Watson|
|Date Deposited:||21 Oct 2009 09:56|
|Last Modified:||23 Oct 2012 09:31|
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