The Politics of Pain in Romantic FictionUniversity of Pennsylvania Press
208 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 in
- Published: December 1994
- Published: September 2011
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An intriguing scholarly investigation, not so much of the ways the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries articulated pain, but of the ways in which pain itself articulated the late eighteenth-century experience. Through analysis of novels, plays, and poems, the author explores the transition from sensibility as a sense of "selflessness" to Romanticism, which puts the self in the foreground as the mediating consciousness. His tightly focused discussion sets a starting point for further critical investigation of the subject.