作者 Schmidgen, Wolfram, author
書名 Eighteenth-century fiction and the law of property / Wolfram Schmidgen
出版項 Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2002
國際標準書號 9780511484483 (ebook)
9780521817028 (hardback)
9780521024594 (paperback)
book jacket
說明 1 online resource (viii, 266 pages) : digital, PDF file(s)
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Communal form and the transitional culture of the eighteenth-century novel -- Terra nullius, cannibalism, and the natural law of appropriation in Robinson Crusoe -- Henry Fielding and the common law of plenitude -- Commodity fetishism in heterogeneous spaces -- Ann Radcliffe and the political economy of Gothic space -- Scottish law and Waverley's museum of property
In Eighteenth-Century Fiction and the Law of Property, Wolfram Schmidgen draws on legal and economic writings to analyse the description of houses, landscapes, and commodities in eighteenth-century fiction. His study argues that such descriptions are important to the British imagination of community. By making visible what it means to own something, they illuminate how competing concepts of property define the boundaries of the individual, of social community, and of political systems. In this way, Schmidgen recovers description as a major feature of eighteenth-century prose, and he makes his case across a wide range of authors, including Daniel Defoe, Henry Fielding, William Blackstone, Adam Smith, and Ann Radcliffe. The book's most incisive theoretical contribution lies in its careful insistence on the unity of the human and the material: in Schmidgen's argument, persons and things are inescapably entangled. This approach produces fresh insights into the relationship between law, literature, and economics
TAEBDC; 2009
鏈接 Print version: 9780521817028
主題 English fiction -- 18th century -- History and criticism
Law and literature -- History -- 18th century
Dwellings in literature
Landscapes in literature
Property in literature
Law in literature
Alt Title Eighteenth-Century Fiction & the Law of Property