Radical Sensibility

Radical Sensibility

Literature and Ideas in The 1790s

by Chris Jones

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 16/10/2017

 

First published in 1993. Radical Sensibility provides a detailed account of the interrelations of literature, ideas and history in the eighteenth century's Revolutionary decade.

The book traces a continuity of ideas from Shaftesbury to Godwin and Wollstonecraft, and sets it beside a conservative tradition established in the work of Hume and Adam Smith. As a guide to the transformations of 'sensibility' as a concept, Jones examines the trajectories of three writers who work spans the decade: Charlotte Smith, Helen Maria Williams, and the early Wordsworth.

A mixture of literary textual analysis and historical and political documentation, Radical Sensibility will be important reading for students and teachers of poetry, ideas and the novel.

ISBN:
9781138642539
9781138642539
Category:
Literature: history & criticism
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
16-10-2017
Language:
English
Publisher:
Routledge
Country of origin:
United States
Dimensions (mm):
234.95x158.75mm
Weight:
0.34kg

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