Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - The Politics of Sensibility by Markman Ellis

The sentimental novel has long been noted for its liberal and humanitarian interests, but also for its predilection for refined feeling, the privilege it accords emotion over reason, and its preference for the private over the public sphere. In The Politics of Sensibility, however, Markman Ellis argues that sentimental fiction also consciously participated in some of the most keenly contested public controversies of the late eighteenth century, including the emergence of anti-slavery opinion, discourse on the morality of commerce, and the movement for the reformation of prostitutes. By investigating the significance of political material in the fictional text, and by exploring the ways in which the novels themselves take part in historical disputes, Ellis shows that the sentimental novel was a political tool of considerable cultural significance.

Buy The Politics of Sensibility by Markman Ellis from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780521604277
ISBN-10: 0521604273
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Pages: 280
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 29-May-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions - The Politics of Sensibility by Markman Ellis

Book Reviews - The Politics of Sensibility by Markman Ellis

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Politics of Sensibility book by Markman Ellis and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

Books By Markman Ellis

Prostitution and Eighteenth-Century Culture by Markman Ellis
Paperback, January 2016
Empire of Tea by Markman Ellis
Hardback, May 2015
Eighteenth-Century Coffee-House Culture by Markman Ellis
Hardback, August 2006