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Dissimulating romance: the ethics of deception in seventeenth-century prose romance

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This thesis argues that seventeenth-century English prose romances are motivated by anxieties over truth-telling and the ethical practice of deception. From the title of MacKenzie's 'Aretina: A Serious Romance' (1660), I take the collocation 'serious romance' to refer to the philosophically and politically engaged prose romances of the seventeenth century. Following Amelia Zurcher’s work on the concept of 'interest' in 'serious romance', this thesis examines a separate but related...

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DPhil
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University of Oxford
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2017-07-17

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