Novel Minds

Philosophers and Romance Readers, 1680–1740

  • Authors
  • Rebecca Tierney-Hynes

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Rebecca Tierney-Hynes
    Pages 1-31
  3. Rebecca Tierney-Hynes
    Pages 32-57
  4. Rebecca Tierney-Hynes
    Pages 58-91
  5. Rebecca Tierney-Hynes
    Pages 92-115
  6. Rebecca Tierney-Hynes
    Pages 116-140
  7. Rebecca Tierney-Hynes
    Pages 141-172
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 173-223

About this book


Eighteenth-century philosophy owes much to the early novel. Using the figure of the romance reader this book tells a new story of eighteenth-century reading. The impressionable mind and mutable identity of the romance reader haunt eighteenth-century definitions of the self, and the seductions of fiction insist on making an appearance in philosophy.


fiction Imagination novel transformation

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2012
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Literature Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-35053-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-03329-1
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