Men of Feeling in Eighteenth-Century Literature

Touching Fiction

  • Alex¬†Wetmore

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
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    Pages 26-67
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    Pages 68-101
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    Pages 102-146
  5. Alex Wetmore
    Pages 165-171
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 172-207

About this book


Analysing texts by Sterne, Smollett, Brooke, and Mackenzie, this book offers a new perspective on a question that literary criticism has struggled with for years: why are many sentimental novels of the 1700s so pervasively and playfully self-conscious, and why is this self-consciousness so often directed toward the materiality of the printed word?


English literature fiction novel

Authors and affiliations

  • Alex¬†Wetmore
    • 1
  1. 1.University of the Fraser ValleyCanada

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