The Eighteenth-century Novel and the Secularization of Ethics

The Eighteenth-century Novel and the Secularization of Ethics

eBook - 2010
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Linking the decline in Church authority in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries with the increasing respectability of fiction, Carol Stewart provides a new perspective on the rise of the novel. The resulting readings of novels by authors such as Samuel Richardson, Sarah Fielding, Frances Sheridan, Charlotte Lennox, Tobias Smollett, Laurence Sterne, William Godwin, and Jane Austen shed light on the literary marketplace and the status of writers.
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2010.
Characteristics: 1 online resource (220 pages)

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