The Man of Feeling
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Man of Feeling by Henry Mackenzie
Book Description'a book I prize next to the Bible' Robert Burns Mackenzie's hugely popular novel of 1771 is the foremost work of the sentimental movement, in which sentiment and sensibility were allied with true virtue, and sensitivity is the mark of the man of feeling. The hero, Harley, is followed in a series of episodes demonstrating his benevolence in an uncaring world: he assists the down-trodden, loses his love, and fails to achieve worldly success. The novel asks a series of vital questions: what morality is possible in a complex commercial world? Does trying to maintain it make you a saint or a fool? Is sentiment merely a luxury for the leisured classes? This edition reprints Brian Vickers's authoritative text, with a new introduction that discusses the novel in the context of the Scottish Enlightenment and European sentimentalism. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199538621
(196mm x 128mm x 8mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 29-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Henry Mackenzie
Man of Feeling, Paperback / softback (April 2005)
"Broadview Press's new edition of The Man of Feeling should now be regarded as the definitive edition of Mackenzie's genre-defining work." -- Elizabeth Hedrick, University of Texas at Austin
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This was Henry MacKenzie's third and last novel, one of his bettor-known works to emerge in the wake of Rousseau's "Julie, ou la nouvelle Heloise", in the final quarter of the 18th century.
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