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Title Passions, sympathy and print culture : public opinion and emotional authenticity in eighteenth-century Britain / edited by Heather Kerr, David Lemmings and Robert Phiddian.
Imprint Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.

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Series Palgrave studies in the history of emotions
Palgrave studies in the history of emotions.
Subject Emotions.
Public opinion -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century.
English literature -- History and criticism.
Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 18th century.
Alt Name Kerr, Heather, 1957-
Lemmings, David,
Phiddian, Robert,
Description 1 online resource (xi, 290 pages).
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary This book explores ways in which passions came to be conceived, performed and authenticated in the eighteenth-century marketplace of print. It considers satire and sympathy in various environments, ranging from popular novels and journalism, through philosophical studies of the Scottish Enlightenment, to last words, aesthetics, and plastic surgery.
Contents Emotional light on eighteenth-century print culture / Heather Kerr, David Lemmings, and Robert Phiddian -- Psychological perspectives on emotion in groups / W. Gerrod Parrott -- The emotional contents of Swift's saeva indignatio / Robert Phiddian -- 'Love, marriages, mistresses, and the like' : Daniel Defoe's Scandal Club and an emotional community in print / Jean McBain -- Eliza Haywood's progress through the passions / Aleksondra Hultquist -- That 'tremendous' Mr Dennis : the sublime, common sense, and criticism / Kathrine Cuccuru -- Adam Smith and the theatre in Moral sentiments / Laura J. Rosenthal -- 'Off dropped the sympathetic snout' : shame, sympathy, and plastic surgery at the beginning of the long eighteenth century / Emily Cock -- 'Acting it as she reads' : affective impressions in Polly Honeycombe / Amelia Dale -- Framing suicidal emotions in the English popular press, 1750-80 / Eric Parisot -- Passions, perceptions, and motives : fault-lines in Hutcheson's Account of moral sentiment / Glen Pettigrove -- Anatomist and painter : Hume's struggles as a sentimental stylist / Michael L. Frazer -- Printed passion : sympathy, satire, and the translation of Homer (1675-1720) / Conal Condren.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 1137455411 (electronic bk.)
9781137455413 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 927961368
Additional Format Print version: 9781137455413

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