The eighteenth-century novel and the secularization of ethics /

Linking the decline in Church authority in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries with the increasing respectability of fiction, Carol Stewart provides a new perspective on the rise of the novel. The resulting readings of novels by authors such as Samuel Richardson, Sarah Fielding, Fran...

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Main Author: Stewart, Carol
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2010.
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Table of Contents:
  • Secularizing ethics: from Pamela to Tom Jones
  • Opposition and persuasion: from Roderick Random to Humphry Clinker
  • Rewriting ethics: David Simple, The female Quixote and Memoirs of Miss Sidney Biddulph
  • Tristram Shandy: Latitudinarianism and liberty
  • Hurtful insignificance: the novel in the later eighteenth century.