Narrating Friendship and the British Novel, 1760-1830

Narrating Friendship and the British Novel, 1760-1830

Berndt, Katrin

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List of Contents Introduction 1 The Virtuousness of Conventions: Friendship and the Ethics of Fiction 1.1. Friendship Values, Friendship Virtues in Frances Brooke's The History of Lady Julia Mandeville (1763) 1.2. Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1818) and the Narcissistic Impotence of Romantic Friendship 2 Public or Private? Friendship and the Novel Sphere in Utopian and Sentimental Writing 2.1. A Utopian Conjunction? Philanthropic Design and Particular Friendship in Sarah Scott's Millenium Hall (1762) 2.2. Helen Maria Williams's Julia (1790) and the Paradigm of Active Sensibility in the Sentimental Novel 3 A Question of Perspective and Character: Friendship and Narrative Situation 3.1. 'Excite me to Virtue': Friendship as Reason and Purpose in Charlotte Lennox's Euphemia (1790) 3.2. The Perceptive Pluralism of Friendship in Sir Walter Scott's Redgauntlet (1824) 4 The Progress of the Plot: Epistemologies of Friendly Interventions 4.1. Not False, but Wrong? Friendly Interventions in Jane Austen's Persuasion (1818) 4.2. Friendship, Truth, and the Generosity of Heart in Maria Edgeworth's Helen (1834) Conclusion: Friendship and the Novel Genre Bibliography
century; eighteenth; fiction; hall; hanoverian; janet; long; millenium; motif; period