Cure of the Passions and the Origins of the English Novel by Geoffrey Sill
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Cure of the Passions and the Origins of the English Novel
By Geoffrey Sill

The Cure of the Passions and the Origins of the English Novel

By (author) See other recent books by Geoffrey Sill
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $70.95
Your Price: $63.86 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $7.09! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $3.19 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply



Cure of the Passions and the Origins of the English Novel by Geoffrey Sill

Book Description

This 2001 study examines the role of the passions in the rise of the English novel. Geoffrey Sill locates the origins of the novel in the breakdown of medical and religious dogmas prior to the eighteenth century, leading to a crisis in the regulation of the passions which the novel helped to address. He examines medical, religious and literary efforts to anatomize the passions, paying particular attention to the works of Dr Alexander Monro of Edinburgh, Reverend John Lewis of Margate and Daniel Defoe, novelist and natural historian of the passions. He shows that the figure of the 'physician of the mind' features prominently not only in Defoe's novels, but also in those of Fielding, Richardson, Smollett, Burney and Edgeworth. The 'rise' of the novel comes to an end when the passions give way at the end of the century to the more modern concept of the emotions.

Buy Cure of the Passions and the Origins of the English Novel book by Geoffrey Sill from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780521027908
ISBN-10: 052102790X
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 2-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions...


Books By Author Geoffrey Sill

Court Journals and Letters of Frances Burney by Geoffrey Sill Court Journals and Letters of Frances Burney, Hardback (November 2016)

The fifth of six volumes that will present in their entirety Frances Burney's journals and letters from July 1786, when she assumed the position of Keeper of the Robes to Queen Charlotte, to her resignation in July 1791. This volume brings together the letters and journals of 1789.

Colonel Jack by Geoffrey Sill Colonel Jack, Paperback (December 2015)

Daniel Defoe's fast-paced picaresque novel traces its roguish hero's "Life of Wonders."

Cure of the Passions and the Origins of the English Novel by Geoffrey Sill Cure of the Passions and the Origins of the English Novel, Hardback (November 2001)

This 2001 book examines the role of the passions in the rise of the English novel.

Witlings and the Woman-Hater by Geoffrey Sill Witlings and the Woman-Hater, Paperback (January 1999)

"This edition effectively contextualises The Witlings and The Woman-Hater within eighteenth-century theatrical culture and Burney's own preoccupations, literary and personal." -- Jacqueline Pearson, University of Manchester

» View all books by Geoffrey Sill

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Cure of the Passions and the Origins of the English Novel book by Geoffrey Sill and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Author Biography - Geoffrey Sill

Geoffrey Sill is Associate Professor of English and Chair of his department at Rutgers University in Camden, New Jersey. He is the author of Defoe and the Idea of Fiction (1983) and the editor of Walt Whitman of Mickle Street (1994) and other books. He is the Defoe editor of The Scriblerian and an active member of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Geoffrey Sill close
Court Journals and Letters of Frances Burney by Geoffrey Sill
Colonel Jack by Geoffrey Sill
Cure of the Passions and the Origins of the English Novel by Geoffrey Sill
Witlings and the Woman-Hater by Geoffrey Sill
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close