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Human FormsThe Novel in the Age of Evolution

Human Forms: The Novel in the Age of Evolution

Ian Duncan

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691175072
eISBN:
9780691194189
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691175072.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The 120 years between Henry Fielding's Tom Jones (1749) and George Eliot's Middlemarch (1871) marked both the rise of the novel and the shift from the presumption of a stable, universal human nature ... More

Strange VernacularsHow Eighteenth-Century Slang, Cant, Provincial Languages, and Nautical Jargon Became English

Strange Vernaculars: How Eighteenth-Century Slang, Cant, Provincial Languages, and Nautical Jargon Became English

Janet Sorensen

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691169026
eISBN:
9781400885169
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691169026.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

While eighteenth-century efforts to standardize the English language have long been studied, less well-known are the era's popular collections of odd slang, criminal argots, provincial dialects, and ... More

TactAesthetic Liberalism and the Essay Form in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Tact: Aesthetic Liberalism and the Essay Form in Nineteenth-Century Britain

David Russell

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691196923
eISBN:
9781400887903
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691196923.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The social practice of tact was an invention of the nineteenth century, a period when Britain was witnessing unprecedented urbanization, industrialization, and population growth. In an era when more ... More

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