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01 March 2015

256 Pages

9.21 x 6.14 inches

ISBN: 9780748695942

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A Feminine Enlightenment

British Women Writers and the Philosophy of Progress, 1759-1820

JoEllen DeLucia

Published by Edinburgh University Press

  • Establishes the centrality of gender to Enlightenment discussions of social and historical development
  • Uncovers evidence of women writers' participation in the Scottish Enlightenment's theorization of sentiment and historical progress
  • Provides literary and historical background for ongoing discussions of the history of emotion and the study of affect