Populism, Gender, and Sympathy in the Romantic Novel

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  • James P. Carson

Part of the Nineteenth-Century Major Lives and Letters book series (19CMLL)

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Populism, Gender, and Sympathy in the Romantic Novel is a richly historicized account that explores anxieties about crowds, fiction and disguise, women authors, and unstable gender roles. James P. Carson argues that the Romantic novel is a form individualizing in its address, which exploits popular materials and stretches formal boundaries in an attempt to come to terms with the masses. Informed by Bakhtin, Foucault, and Freud, this book offers fresh new readings of works by Sir Walter Scott, William Godwin, Matthew Lewis, Charles Robert Maturin, and Mary Shelley.


fiction novel Percy Bysshe Shelley Romanticism

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  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230106574
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2010
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Literature Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-38318-4
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-10657-4
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