By Melissa Sodeman
Drawing jointly the historical past of the unconventional, women's literary historical past, and ebook background, Melissa Sodeman revisits the severe frameworks in which we now have understood the background of literature. Novels by way of Sophia Lee, Ann Radcliffe, Charlotte Smith, and Mary Robinson, she argues, supply methods of rethinking many of the sign literary advancements of this era, from rising notions of genius and originality to the increase of an English canon. And in Sodeman's research, novels lengthy obvious as insufficiently literary collect formal and self-historicizing importance.
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Sentimental Memorials: Women and the Novel in Literary History by Melissa Sodeman