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Quixotes, dreamers and imaginists

Alternative title:
deluding the heroine in the novel from Richardson to Austen
Abstract:

The following study is an examination of the deluded heroine in the novel between 1740 and 1820. Through close readings of fiction by Samuel Richardson, Charlotte Lennox, Frances Burney, Charlotte Smith, Ann Radcliffe and Jane Austen, and discussion of relevant works by other authors of the period, the reasons for the prevalence of this figure are considered. The thesis proposes that this choice of protagonist enabled the exploration of a number of the issues that most concerned contempor...

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University of Oxford
Department:
Faculty of English Language and Literature
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Publication date:
1998
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Source identifiers:
602363435
Language:
English
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2013-06-22

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