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Changing sentiments and the Magdalen Hospital : luxury, virtue and the senses in eighteenth-century culture / Mary Peace.

Author:
Peace, Mary (Lecturer in English studies) [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
[New York: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2017, , ©2017]
Description:
xii, 205 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-195) and index.
Contents:
Introduction: the critical debate: hospital, house or asylum? -- A peculiarly sentimental institution -- The romance of the Magdalen House: Clarissa, Lady Vane and the "original" letters of the Magdalens -- Prostitute memoirs, luxury and the fall of Rome -- The rise of primitivist sentiment: Clarissa and la nouvelle Héloïse -- Magdalens and the performance of virtue: Sterne and Crébillon -- "Chaplain extraordinary": the unfortunate Dr Dodd, the sisters and the limits of the moral sense -- Conclusion: the Magdalens and the revolution of sentiment: Rousseau, Wollstonecraft and Burke.
Subject(s):
Form/​Genre:
  • Criticism, interpretation, etc.
  • History.
ISBN:
  • 9781848934948 (hardback ; alkaline paper)
  • 1848934947 (hardback ; alkaline paper)
  • (ebook)
LCCN:
2016031679
OCLC:
920452992
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