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

Author(s): Laura Brown


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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General Fields

  • : 9780801480959
  • : Cornell University Press
  • : Cornell University Press
  • : 0.312072
  • : May 1993
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  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Laura Brown
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : good
  • : 203