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The Resource Family and the law in eighteenth-century fiction : the public conscience in the private sphere, John P. Zomchick, (electronic resource)

Family and the law in eighteenth-century fiction : the public conscience in the private sphere, John P. Zomchick, (electronic resource)

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Family and the law in eighteenth-century fiction : the public conscience in the private sphere
Title
Family and the law in eighteenth-century fiction
Title remainder
the public conscience in the private sphere
Statement of responsibility
John P. Zomchick
Title variation
Family & the Law in Eighteenth-Century Fiction
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Family and the Law in Eighteenth-Century Fiction offers challenging interpretations of the public and private faces of individualism in the eighteenth-century English novel. John P. Zomchick begins by surveying the social, historical and ideological functions of law and the family in England's developing market economy. He goes on to examine in detail their part in the fortunes and misfortunes of the protagonists in Defoe's Roxana, Richardson's Clarissa, Smollett's Roderick Random, Goldsmith's The Vicar of Wakefield and Godwin's Caleb Williams. Zomchick reveals in these novels an attempt to produce a 'juridical subject': a representation of the individual identified with the principles and aims of the law, and motivated by an inherent need for affection and community fulfilled by the family. Their ambivalence towards that formulation indicates a nostalgia for less competitive social relations, and an emergent liberal critique of the law's operation in the service of society's elites.--
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Zomchick, John P
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Cambridge studies in eighteenth-century English literature and thought
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
Series volume
15
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  • English fiction
  • Law and literature
  • Social problems in literature
  • Public opinion in literature
  • Individualism in literature
  • Privacy in literature
  • Families in literature
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Family and the law in eighteenth-century fiction : the public conscience in the private sphere, John P. Zomchick, (electronic resource)
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http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511553578
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online resource
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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CR9780511553578
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1 online resource (xviii, 210 pages)
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online
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Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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9780521415118
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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digital, PDF file(s).
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remote
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(OCoLC)558424810
Label
Family and the law in eighteenth-century fiction : the public conscience in the private sphere, John P. Zomchick, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511553578
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9780511553578
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 210 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521415118
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)558424810

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