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Changing sentiments and the Magdalen Hospital : luxury, virtue and the senses in eighteenth-century culture / Mary Peace.

Author/Creator:
Peace, Mary (Lecturer in English studies), author.
Publication:
Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, 2017.
Format/Description:
Book
xii, 205 pages ; 24 cm
Subjects:
Prostitutes in literature.
Sentimentalism in literature.
Virtue in literature.
English literature -- 18th century -- History and criticism.
Prostitutes -- Rehabilitation -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century.
Women -- Institutional care -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century.
English literature.
Prostitutes -- Rehabilitation.
Women -- Institutional care.
Great Britain.
Form/Genre:
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
History.
Contents:
Introduction: the critical debate: hospital, house or asylum?
A peculiarly sentimental institution
The romance of the Magdalen House: Clarissa, Lady Vane and the "original" letters of the Magdalens
Prostitute memoirs, luxury and the fall of Rome
The rise of primitivist sentiment: Clarissa and la nouvelle Héloïse
Magdalens and the performance of virtue: Sterne and Crebillon
"Chaplain extraordinary": the unfortunate Dr Dodd, the sisters and the limits of the moral sense
Conclusion: the Magdalens and the revolution of sentiment: Rousseau, Wollstonecraft and Burke.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9781848934948
1848934947
OCLC:
920452992
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