|Publisher:||Macmillan Education UK|
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Table of Contents
List of Illustrations.- Chronology.- Introduction.- PART I: MEN: THE MAKINGS OF AN ENGLISHMAN.- The Rake.- The Fop.- The Country Gentleman.- The Cit.- PART II: WOMEN: 'MOST WOMEN HAVE NO CHARACTERS AT ALL'.- The Heroine; or Dwindle into a Wife.- The Coquette and the Prude.- The Country Maid and the Town Lady.- Learned Ladies and Female Wits.- PART III: OTHERS.- The Catholic Other: Monsieurs and Macaronis.- The Protestant Other: Low and High Dutch.- The British Other: The Scot.- Endnotes.- Primary Works Cited.- Bibliography and Further Reading.- Index.
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The 'characters' assembled by Elaine McGirr are figures that anyone who studies the Eighteenth century is certain to encounter; the particular history out of which each arises and the multiple uses to which all are put in literary texts are among the necessary questions about them that everyone who reads this book will have the tools to tackle.' - Peter Merchant, Canterbury Christ Church University, UK
'A rich and gripping approach to Eighteenth-century literary history.' - Helen Thompson, Northwestern University, USA