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Romantic Correspondence
Women, Politics and the Fiction of Letters

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Part of Cambridge Studies in Romanticism

  • Date Published: January 2005
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521604284

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  • The literary importance of letters did not end with the demise of the eighteenth-century epistolary novel. In the turbulent period between 1789 and 1830, the letter was used as a vehicle for political rather than sentimental expression. Against a background of severe political censorship, seditious Corresponding Societies, and the rise of the modern Post Office, letters as they are used by Romantic writers, especially women, become the vehicle for a distinctly political, often disruptive force. Mary Favret's study of Romantic correspondence reexamines traditional accounts of epistolary writing, and redefines the letter as a 'feminine' genre. The book deals not only with letters which circulated in the novels of Austen or Mary Shelley, but also with political pamphlets, incendiary letters and spy letters available for public consumption.

    • This is the first book in a new series, Cambridge Studies in Romanticism, focusing on interdisciplinary approaches to literature in the period 17801830
    • Trendy topic, involving women's studies, politics and social history in its discussion of literature
    • Looks at the role of letters within major, frequently studied works such as Jane Austen's novels, as well as history of correspondence.
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    • Date Published: January 2005
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521604284
    • length: 284 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.42kg
    • contains: 6 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface: The Public Letter, or 'La Lettre Perfide'
    1. History and the fiction of letters
    2. Letters or letters
    politics, interception and spy fiction
    3. Helen Maria Williams and the letters of history
    4. Mary Wollstonecraft and the business of letters
    5. Jane Austen and the look of letters
    6. The letters of Frankenstein
    Conclusion: the death of the letter–fiction, the Post Office and 'The English Mail Coach'
    List of works cited.

  • Author

    Mary A. Favret

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