Novel Minds : Philosophers and Romance Readers, 1680-1740, Hardback Book

Novel Minds : Philosophers and Romance Readers, 1680-1740 Hardback

Part of the Palgrave Studies in the Enlightenment, Romanticism and Cultures of Print series


Eighteenth-century philosophy owes much to the early novel.

Using the figure of the romance reader this book tells a new story of eighteenth-century reading.

The impressionable mind and mutable identity of the romance reader haunt eighteenth-century definitions of the self, and the seductions of fiction insist on making an appearance in philosophy.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 223 pages, VIII, 223 p.
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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  • Category: Literary studies: c 1500 to c 1800
  • ISBN: 9780230369375

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