Journals Higher Education



Published: 03 December 2019

288 Pages | 16 Illustrations

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780198846574

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The Making of British Bourgeois Tragedy

Alex Eric Hernandez

  • Draws connections between art and eighteenth-century social and affective history to offer a dramatic new way of reading modern tragedy
  • Theorizes 'ordinary suffering' in relation to bourgeois tragedy
  • Studies works by George Lillo, Samuel Richardson, Aaron Hill, Edward Moore, Sarah Fielding, Henry Fielding, Frederic Reynolds, and Richard Brinsley Sheridan
  • Reads the genre as a facet of early modernity by expanding concepts of realism to account better for this 'serious genre' and to link these texts to a story of Enlightenment and modernity

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