Sentiment and sociability : the language of feeling in the eighteenth century / John Mullan.
The rise of the novel in the mid-18th century was also the rise of sentimentalism. This study explores the attitudes which led novelists to associate virtuous feeling with disabling suffering. It also examines the role of women in fiction and in society during that period.
Oxford [England] : New York :
Clarendon Press ; Oxford University Press,
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- Sympathy and the production of society
- Richardson : sentiment and the construction of femininity
- The availability of virtue
- Laurence Sterne and the 'sociality' of the novel
- Hypochondria and hysteria : sensibility and the physicians.