Public and Private: Gender, Class, and the British Novel (1764-1878)

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U of Minnesota Press, 1997 - Capitalism and literature - 243 pages
This groundbreaking work examines the emergent and fluctuating relationship between the public and private social spheres of the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. By assessing novels such as Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and Jane Austen's Emma through the lens of the social theories of Jurgen Habermas and Michel Foucault, Patricia McKee presents a fresh and highly original contribution to literary studies.
 

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Contents

Production and Consumption
19
Emma and Frankenstein
47
Public Knowledge Common Knowledge
113
East Lynne
152
Conclusion
219
Index
239
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