Novel Relations: The Transformation of Kinship in English Literature and Culture, 1748-1818 by Ruth PerryNovel Relations: The Transformation of Kinship in English Literature and Culture, 1748-1818 by Ruth Perry

Novel Relations: The Transformation of Kinship in English Literature and Culture, 1748-1818

byRuth Perry

Paperback | May 1, 2006

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Ruth Perry's major study describes the transformation of the English family, as represented in fiction, in the context of major social changes taking place in the eighteenth century. These include the development of a market economy and waged labor, enclosure and the redistribution of land, urbanization, the 'rise' of the middle class, and the development of print culture.
Ruth Perry is Professor of Literature at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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Title:Novel Relations: The Transformation of Kinship in English Literature and Culture, 1748-1818Format:PaperbackDimensions:476 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 1.02 inPublished:May 1, 2006Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:052168790X

ISBN - 13:9780521687904

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Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. The great disinheritance; 2. Fathers and daughters; 3. Sister-right and the bonds of consanguinity; 4. Brotherly love in life literature; 5. Privatized marriage and property relations; 6. Sexualized marriage and property in the person; 7. Farming fiction: Arthur Young and the problem of representation; 8. The importance of aunts; 9. Family feeling.

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"Novel Relations is a book to be admired for its careful and bold approach to the critical problems of family, love, and modernity, and no doubt it will immediately be a required point of engagement for any scholars work on these issues."
-Corrinne Harol, University of Alberta, Nineteenth-Century Literature