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Men of Feeling in Eighteenth-Century Literature: Touching by A. Wetmore

By A. Wetmore

Analysing texts by way of Sterne, Smollett, Brooke, and Mackenzie, this publication deals a brand new standpoint on a question that literary feedback has struggled with for years: why are many sentimental novels of the 1700s so pervasively and playfully self-conscious, and why is that this self-consciousness so frequently directed towards the materiality of the published word?

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