Masquerade and Civilization: The Carnivalesque in Eighteenth-century English Culture and Fiction

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Stanford University Press, 1986 - Literary Criticism - 395 pages
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Contents

The Masquerade and EighteenthCentury England i
14
Travesty and the Fate of the Carnivalesque
52
The Masquerade in English Fiction
110
Richardsons Pamela Part 2
130
Fieldings Amelia
177
Burneys Cecilia
253
Inchbalds A Simple Story
290
The Masquerade Topos After the Eighteenth Century
331
Works Cited
371
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Terry Castle was once described by Susan Sontag as "the most expressive, most enlightening literary critic at large today." She is the author of seven books of criticism, including The Apparitional Lesbian: Female Homosexuality and Modern Culture (1993) and Boss Ladies, Watch Out! Essays on Women and Sex (2002). Her anthology, The Literature of Lesbianism, won the Lambda Literary Editor's Choice Award in 2003. She lives in San Francisco and is Walter A. Haas Professor in the Humanities at Stanford University.

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