Sympathy, Sensibility and the Literature of Feeling in the Eighteenth Century Hardback
Part of the Palgrave Studies in the Enlightenment, Romanticism and Cultures of Print series
What makes it possible for self-interest, cruelty and violence to become part of the benevolent, compassionate ideology of eighteenth-century sensibility?
This book explores forms of emotional response, including sympathy, tears, swoons and melancholia through a range of eighteenth-century literary, philosophical and scientific texts.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 261 pages, XII, 261 p.
- Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
- Publication Date: 12/12/2011
- Category: Literary studies: c 1500 to c 1800
- ISBN: 9780230308442
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