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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.

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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

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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.

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