Fiction, Gender, and Authorial Property in the Career of Charlotte Lennox
This chapter discusses the political and economic transformation of Charlotte Lennox in the mid-eighteenth century. It examines her reformation at the discursive intersection of several key terms that were being revised at the same time, such as ‘woman’, ‘fiction’, and ‘sympathy’. The chapter focuses on a set of connections between property and propriety, which in turn explains why female authorship and fiction writing gained cultural prestige during this period.
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