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Ends of empire : women and ideology in early eighteenth-century English literature /
Laura Brown.
Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 1993.
x, 203 p. ; 23 cm.
0801480957 (pbk.) 0801428505 (alk. paper)
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Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 1993.
0801480957 (pbk.) 0801428505 (alk. paper)
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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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.
Table of Contents
The Feminization of Ideology: An Introductionp. 1
The Romance of Empire: Oroonoko and the Trade in Slavesp. 23
Staging Sexuality: Violence and Pleasure in the Domestic She-Tragedyp. 64
Capitalizing on Women: Dress, Aesthetics, and Alexander Popep. 103
Amazons and Africans: Daniel Defoep. 135
Imperial Disclosures: Jonathan Swiftp. 170
Indexp. 201
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