Paperback edition of Dr Fred Parker’s book ‘On Declaring Love: Eighteenth-Century Literature and Jane Austen’ (Routledge) comes out on 30 September 2020

This book explores the act of declaring love in works of literature written between the middle of the eighteenth century and the death of Jane Austen – and uncovers the uncertain boundaries of the self in the force-field of courtship. This was a period highly sensitive to the propriety and artificiality of public forms, and […]

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