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Published: 19 November 2019

256 Pages

8.5 x 5.3 inches

ISBN: 9780198846697


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Vicarious Narratives

A Literary History of Sympathy

Jeanne M. Britton

  • Explores questions about sympathy posed by literature and philosophy between 1750 and 1850
  • Illustrates what happens when fictional characters sympathize with each other and how telling another person's story can forge relationships across differences of nationality, race, and species
  • Reinterprets sympathy's relationships to spectacles of violence after the French Revolution
  • Identifies a version of sympathy that seeks to accommodate rather than affirm human difference
  • Presents the form of the novel as a crucial actor in sympathy's cultural history
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