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Hypocrisy and the Politics of Politeness: Manners and Morals from Locke to Austen


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Beschreibung

Beschreibung

Jenny Davidson demonstrates how the arguments that define hypocrisy as a moral and political virtue thrived in eighteenth-century Britain's culture of politeness. However, Davidson also concludes that eighteenth-century writers from Locke to Austen believed that the public practice of vice was far more dangerous for society than discrepancies between what people say and do in private.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Acknowledgements; Introduction: the revolution in manners in eighteenth-century prose; 1. Hypocrisy and the servant problem; 2. Gallantry, adultery and the principles of politeness; 3. Revolutions in female manners; 4. Hypocrisy and the novel I: Pamela, or Virtue Rewarded; 5. Hypocrisy and the novel II: a modest question about Mansfield Park; Coda: politeness and its costs; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

Portrait

Jenny Davidson is Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. She has published articles in Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture and Studies in Romanticism. She is the author of a novel, Heredity (2003).

Pressestimmen

'... is a model of its type - a timely, tightly argued and restlessly provocative monograph.' Times Literary Supplement
EAN: 9780521835237
ISBN: 0521835232
Untertitel: REV. and Update. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2006
Seitenanzahl: 256 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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