Introduction / Maximillian E. Novak and Anne Mellor. Restoration sensibility : plotting the Shaftesburys / Julie Ellison. Civility, ceremony, and desire at Beijing : sensibility and the European quest for "free trade" with China in the late seventeenth century / Robert Markley. Paraleipomenon or The thing left out : women's bodies as the location of experience / Ann Jessie Van Sant. From Socrates to Sarah Fielding : benevolence, irony, and conversation / G.A. Starr. "What is this secret sin?" sexuality and secrecy in the writings of Horace Walpole / George E. Haggerty. The business of tragedy : accounting for sentiment in Julia de Roubigné / David Marshall. Suicide, murder, and sensibility: the case of Sir Herbert Croft's Love and madness / Maximillion E. Novak. "The sorrow of seeing the Queen" : Mary Queen od Scots and the British history of sensibility, 1707-1789 / Jayne Lewis. The hero of sensibility in a commercial romance : Scott's Rob Roy / Everett Zimmerman. Sense and sensibility and postmodern ethics / Andrew Gibson.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 265-268) and index.