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Published: 27 July 2021

288 Pages

9.2 x 6.0 inches

ISBN: 9780198869177

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Passion's Fictions from Shakespeare to Richardson

Literature and the Sciences of Soul and Mind

Benedict S. Robinson

  • Examines changing theories of the passions or emotions through the whole period from 1500 to 1800
  • Connects the history of sciences of the mind to the history of literary theory and the history of literature
  • Anchors the rise of the novel against the background of an account of how to move the passions first developed in relation to drama and poetry
  • Insists on the centrality of rhetoric and poetics to early modern understandings of passion or emotion