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Sentimental Narrative and the Social Order in France, 1760 1820 David J. Denby

Sentimental Narrative and the Social Order in France, 1760 1820

David J. Denby

Published March 3rd 1994
ISBN : 9780521430869
Hardcover
296 pages
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In this interdisciplinary study of sentimental discourse of the late eighteenth century, David J. Denby sheds new light on Enlightenment thought and sensibility. He situates sentimental subliterature in its social and political context, analyzing howMoreIn this interdisciplinary study of sentimental discourse of the late eighteenth century, David J. Denby sheds new light on Enlightenment thought and sensibility. He situates sentimental subliterature in its social and political context, analyzing how its formal structures are reflected in contemporary theories and texts concerning society, morality, politics, and history. Denby argues that sentimentalism is central to the culture of late-eighteenth-century France. Texts discussed include works by Rousseau and de Stael.