By Stephen Arata, Madigan Haley, J. Paul Hunter, Jennifer Wicke
"Explores the background, evolution, genres, and narrative parts of the English novel, whereas chronicling its improvement from the early 18th century to the current day"--
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Even as eighteenth‐century discussions of the sentimental strive to explain the pleasures to be gleaned from suffering, the Gothic invites one to fathom the delight extracted from terror. Both compel readers to engage in a series of experi ments upon the self, calibrating the intensity of fear and suffering in order to produce a readerly frisson. Both expose the difficulty of delineating the thresholds of the individual subject. Whereas the sentimental reader engaged in strategic sorties, dab bling in the emotional lives and sufferings of others, the Gothic reader finds the threshold between interior and exterior confused by specters that take up residence both within and outside the self.
J. Bate and Albrecht B. Strauss. The Yale Edition of the Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 3. New Haven: Yale University Press. Richardson, Samuel. 1751. Clarissa; or, The History of a Young Lady, 3rd edition. 8 volumes. London: S. Richardson. Richardson, Samuel. 1985 [1747–1748]. Clarissa; or, The History of a Young Lady, edited by Angus Ross. Harmondsworth: Penguin. Richardson, Samuel. 2001 . Pamela: or, Virtue Rewarded, edited by Thomas Keymer and Alice Wakely. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Sneering at goodness that does not flow “from a conviction of general utility, pursued through the maze of abstract reasoning” (2000, 173), Hamilton’s philosophers laud equality in glowing terms but mistreat their servants, exalt duty to all mankind but shirk daily obligations, and abuse the language of rights to justify a self‐indulgent disregard for others. Yet Hamilton, like Hays, like Wollstonecraft, recognizes injustice in existing institutions and divisions of power. Her good Mrs. Fielding has founded an organiza tion to prevent dire need from compelling women to turn to prostitution, demon strating Hamilton’s recognition of the economic causes behind ostensibly “moral” effects.
A Companion to the English Novel by Stephen Arata, Madigan Haley, J. Paul Hunter, Jennifer Wicke