Authorship, Commerce, and Gender in Early Eighteenth-century England
A Culture of Paper Credit
By (author) Catherine Ingrassia
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Authorship, Commerce, and Gender in Early Eighteenth-century England by Catherine Ingrassia
Book DescriptionSpeculative investment and the popular novel can be seen as analogous in the early eighteenth century in offering new forms of 'paper credit'; and in both, women - who invested enthusiastically in financial schemes, and were significant producers and consumers of novels - played an essential role. Examining women's participation in the South Sea Bubble and the representations of investors and stockjobbers as 'feminized', Catherine Ingrassia discusses the connection between the cultural resistance to speculative finance and hostility to the similarly 'feminized' professional writers that Alexander Pope depicts in The Dunciad. Focusing on Eliza Haywood, and also on her male contemporaries Pope and Samuel Richardson, Ingrassia goes on to illustrate how new financial and fictional models offered important models for women's social, sexual, and economic interaction.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521023016
(228mm x 152mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 17-Nov-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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"An inspired pairing of the two most important early critiques of Richardson's Pamela. Ingrassia has put together a splendidly informative volume." -- Devoney Looser, University of Missouri-Columbia
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The contemporaneous development of speculative investment and the novel in the early eighteenth century, and women's role in both.
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