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Property, Education, and Identity in Late Eighteenth-Century Fiction

Heroine of Disinterest

  • Authors
  • Virginia H. Cope
Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Virginia H. Cope
    Pages 1-19
  3. Virginia H. Cope
    Pages 20-38
  4. Virginia H. Cope
    Pages 39-64
  5. Virginia H. Cope
    Pages 65-85
  6. Virginia H. Cope
    Pages 86-115
  7. Virginia H. Cope
    Pages 116-138
  8. Virginia H. Cope
    Pages 139-147
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 148-180

About this book

Introduction

This book recovers the importance of a major figure in eighteenth-century British fiction: the Heroine of Disinterest. The disinterested heroine was no stereotype but a crucial figure in modernizing identity, bringing to life the ideal of character as the product of experience and reflection rather than inheritance and lineage.

Keywords

bibliography education experience fiction gothic identity Jane Austen knowledge

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