British Fiction and the Production of Social Order, 1740-1830 (Revised)

$56.99

SKU: 9780521023337
Author: Burgess, Miranda J
Publication Date: 11/24/2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Binding: Paperback
Media: Book
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Description

In British Fiction and the Production of Social Order, Miranda Burgess examines what Romantic-period writers called “romance.” Reading a broad range of fictional and nonfictional works published between 1740 and 1830, Burgess places authors such as Richardson, Scott, Austen and Wollstonecraft in a new economic, social, and cultural context. She argues that the romance held a key role in remaking the national order of a Britain dependent on ideologies of human nature for justification of its social, economic, and political systems.