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Author Goring, Paul, 1970-

Title Rhetoric of sensibility in eighteenth-century culture / Paul Goring
Published Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, [2005]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 222 pages)
Contents Introduction -- Spectacular passions : eighteenth-century oratory and the reform of eloquence -- Bodies on the borders of politeness : 'Orator Henley', Methodist enthusiasm and polite literature -- Thomas Sheridan : forging the British body -- The art of acting : mid-century stagecraft and the broadcast of feeling -- Polite reading : sentimental fiction and the performance of response -- Epilogue
Summary Paul Goring explores the eighteenth-century fascination with the human body as an eloquent, expressive object. Through innovative readings of Sterne, Richardson and other authors alongside manuals on acting and public speaking, Goring reveals the ways in which the body became an instrument for the display of sensibility and polite values
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 202-213) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Eighteenth century.
English literature -- 18th century -- History and criticism.
Human body in literature.
Human body -- Social aspects -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century.
Human body -- Symbolic aspects -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century.
Sensitivity (Personality trait)
Sensitivity (Personality trait) in literature.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0511263449
051126500X (electronic bk.)
0511265727 (electronic bk.)
9780511265006 (electronic bk.)
9780511265723 (electronic bk.)