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This volume seeks the common ground of British literature from 1740 to 1798 not in the foreshadowing of Romanticism but in incomplete discoveries and in impediments to expression that Romanticism was to lift.
Print Book, English, 1991
Stanford University Press, Stanford, Calif., 1991
Criticism, interpretation, etc
xiv, 500 pages ; 24 cm
9780804715614, 9780804722117, 0804715610, 0804722110
On textual production
The urbane sublime
Transcendental aesthetics
The discovery of consciousness
The economy of sensibility
Goldsmith's endings
The vicar of Wakefield : the invention of plot
She stoops to conquer : from farce to organism
Sheridan's semiotics
Beaumarchais's stagecraft
Sterne's stories
Wordsworth's old gray stone