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Published: 23 December 2014

288 Pages | 2 illus.

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780199689101

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Eighteenth-Century Fiction and the Reinvention of Wonder

Sarah Tindal Kareem

  • Illuminates wonder's pivotal role in the period, thereby revising our conception of the Enlightenment
  • Provides a new account of the relationship between the novell and philosophical skepticism
  • Intervenes into current debates on wonder's role in the modern world
  • Offers fresh readings of major and iconic canonical texts including Defoe's Robinson Crusoe, Fielding's Tom Jones, Walpole's The Castle of Otranto, Shelley's Frankenstein, and Austen's Northanger Abbey