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Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN10: 0203877977 ISBN13: 9780203877975 LCC: PR448 Edition: (electronic bk.)


This book examines eighteenth-century women writers Haywood, Burney, Inchbald, and Edgeworth, who employed artifice as a means of self-expression through their descriptions of heroines, and through their own authorial choices to work between the eighteenth-century genres that advertise artifice: novels and plays.


Book Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Tables; Acknowledgments; 1 Introduction: Playing at Authorship; 2 Rehearsing Desire: Eliza Haywood's Self-Conscious Performance; 3 Forgetting the Self: Frances Burney and Staged Insensibility; 4 Acting as Herself: Elizabeth Inchbald and Mediated Feelings; 5 Pedagogical Performance: Maria Edgeworth's Didactic Approach to Fiction; Epilogue: Generic Revolutions: Mansfi eld Park and the "Womanly Style" of Fiction; Notes; Index; Electronic reproduction.Available via World Wide Web.Access restricted to subscribing institutions.Individual titles purchased upon selection by an affiliated user.


  • LCC: PR448

Book Details

  • Language: eng
  • Physical Description: 196 p.
  • Edition Info: (electronic bk.)


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