Property, Education and Identity in Late Eighteenth-Century Fiction: The Heroine of Disinterest

Hardcover | June 15, 2009

byVirginia Cope

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This book recovers the importance of a major figure in eighteenth-century British fiction: the Heroine of Disinterest. Cope shows how 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.

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This book recovers the importance of a major figure in eighteenth-century British fiction: the Heroine of Disinterest. Cope shows how 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 l...

VIRGINIA H. COPE is an assistant professor of English at Ohio State University.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 8.66 × 5.63 × 0.64 inPublished:June 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230220231

ISBN - 13:9780230220232

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Table of Contents

Contents
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Feminizing Disinterest
Burney's Heroines of Disinterest
Strategic Disavowals in A Simple Story
Gothic Properties
Property Recollected in Tranquility
Conclusion: Austenian Disinterest
Notes
Bibliography
Index