Captivity and Cultural Capital in the English Novel

June 1998
Novel: A Forum on Fiction;Summer98, Vol. 31 Issue 3, p373
Academic Journal
Literary Criticism
Depicts captivity narrative in 18th-century British fiction. Reference to writers Samuel Richardson, Jane Austen, and Charlotte Bronte; Changes that narrative underwent as England became a modern imperial nation; Necessary failure of bourgeois masculinity; Possibility of post-oedipal man.


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