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Bastards and foundlings : illegitimacy in eighteenth-century England, Lisa Zunshine

Label
Bastards and foundlings : illegitimacy in eighteenth-century England
Title
Bastards and foundlings
Title remainder
illegitimacy in eighteenth-century England
Statement of responsibility
Lisa Zunshine
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this study of what has been called the "century of illegitimacy," Lisa Zunshine seeks to uncover the multiplicity of cultural meanings of illegitimacy in the English Enlightenment. Bastards and Foundlings pits the official legal views on illegitimacy against the actual everyday practices that frequently circumvented the law; it reconstructs the history of social institutions called upon to regulate illegitimacy, such as the London Foundling Hospital; and it examines a wide array of novels and plays written in response to the same concerns that informed the emergence and functioning of such institutions. By recreating the context of the national preoccupation with bastardy, with a special emphasis on the gender of the fictional bastard/foundling, Zunshine offers new readings of "canonical" texts, such as Steele's The Conscious Lovers, Defoe's Moll Flanders, Fielding's Tom Jones, Moore's The Foundling, Colman's The English Merchant, Richardson's Clarissa and Sir Charles Grandison, Burney's Evelina, Smith's Emmeline, Edgeworth's Belinda, and Austen's Emma, as well as of less well-known works, such as Haywood's The Fortunate Foundlings, Shebbeare's The Marriage Act, Bennett's The Beggar Girl and Her Benefactors, and Robinson's The Natural Daughter."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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Zunshine, Lisa
Dewey number
820.9/3552
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR448.I49
LC item number
Z86 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • English literature
  • Illegitimacy in literature
  • Illegitimate children
  • Illegitimacy
  • Illegitimate children in literature
  • Parent and child in literature
  • Foundlings in literature
  • Adultery in literature
Label
Bastards and foundlings : illegitimacy in eighteenth-century England, Lisa Zunshine
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-218) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Bastard daughters and foundling heroines : rewriting illegitimacy in The conscious lovers -- Moll Flanders and the English "shelter for bastards" -- Kicking out the cubs : the wrong heirs of Richardson's Clarissa -- Tom Jones : resisting the mythologization of bastardy -- Female philanthropy, the London Foundling Hospital, and Richardson's The history of Sir Charles Grandison -- The children "owned by none" : divided bastardy in Frances Burney's Evelina -- Harriet Smith in Brunswick Square : "common sense" bastardy in Austen's Emma -- Postscript : BBC rewrites Tom Jones's illegitimacy
Control code
57000506
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 228 pages
Isbn
9780814209950
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004026571
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Bastards and foundlings : illegitimacy in eighteenth-century England, Lisa Zunshine
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-218) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Bastard daughters and foundling heroines : rewriting illegitimacy in The conscious lovers -- Moll Flanders and the English "shelter for bastards" -- Kicking out the cubs : the wrong heirs of Richardson's Clarissa -- Tom Jones : resisting the mythologization of bastardy -- Female philanthropy, the London Foundling Hospital, and Richardson's The history of Sir Charles Grandison -- The children "owned by none" : divided bastardy in Frances Burney's Evelina -- Harriet Smith in Brunswick Square : "common sense" bastardy in Austen's Emma -- Postscript : BBC rewrites Tom Jones's illegitimacy
Control code
57000506
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 228 pages
Isbn
9780814209950
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004026571
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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