Ends of Empire: Women and Ideology in Early Eighteenth-century English Literature

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Cornell University Press, 1993 - 203 páginas
In this bold and provocative book, Laura Brown explores the representation of women in English literature from the Restoration to the fall of Walpole--a time during which an expansionist economic system was consolidated, a fertile ideology advocating a benevolent and progressive imperialism took root, and the slave trade was institutionalized. In this period, she maintains, the image of the female not only played a leading role in literary culture but also profoundly affected mercantile capitalist ideology.
 

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Oroonoko and
23
Violence and Pleasure in
64
Dress Aesthetics and
103
Daniel Defoe
135
Jonathan Swift
170
Index
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