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Society and Sentiment:
Genres of Historical Writing in Britain, 1740-1820
Mark Salber Phillips

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"An outstanding book that should attract all readers concerned with eighteenth-century intellectual life and literature. Society and Sentiment's great achievement as a whole is to bring together the period's interest in interiority--evinced, for example, in epistolary and journal fiction, in forms of generic tension and what the author calls 'reframing'--with the wide perspectives of the eighteenth-century 'philosophic' history of manners. In doing so, Phillips's book not only explores past generic instabilities in new ways but also fruitfully transgresses those we ourselves habitually bring to bear on intellectual and cultural history.... The author's nuanced, very lucid, and elegant prose is an essential instrument of the methodological as well as historiographical reappraisal his book offers."--J. W. Burrow, Balliol College, University of Oxford

"Society and Sentiment is a demanding,complex, nuanced, and erudite study employing a number of texts that should appeal to scholars of both history and literature . ."--Richard A. Voeltz

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