Download PDF by Wolfram Schmidgen: Eighteenth-Century Fiction and the Law of Property

By Wolfram Schmidgen

ISBN-10: 0521024595

ISBN-13: 9780521024594

ISBN-10: 0521817021

ISBN-13: 9780521817028

In Eighteenth-Century Fiction and the legislations of estate, Wolfram Schmidgen attracts on felony and financial writings to examine the outline of homes, landscapes, and commodities in eighteenth-century fiction. His learn argues that such descriptions are vital to the British mind's eye of group. through making obvious what it ability to possess whatever, they light up how competing innovations of estate outline the limits of the person, of social neighborhood, and of political structures. during this method, Schmidgen recovers description as an incredible characteristic of eighteenth-century prose, and he makes his case throughout a variety of authors, together with Daniel Defoe, Henry Fielding, William Blackstone, Adam Smith, and Ann Radcliffe. The book's so much incisive theoretical contribution lies in its cautious insistence at the solidarity of the human and the cloth: in Schmidgen's argument, individuals and issues are inescapably entangled. This procedure produces clean insights into the connection among legislation, literature, and economics.

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