BASTARDS FOUNDLINGS: ILLEGITIMACY IN 18TH CENTURY ENGLAND Lisa Zunshine

ISBN: 9780814290736

Published: February 15th 2005

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228 pages


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BASTARDS FOUNDLINGS: ILLEGITIMACY IN 18TH CENTURY ENGLAND  by  Lisa Zunshine

BASTARDS FOUNDLINGS: ILLEGITIMACY IN 18TH CENTURY ENGLAND by Lisa Zunshine
February 15th 2005 | Audio CD | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 228 pages | ISBN: 9780814290736 | 10.33 Mb

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 onMoreIn 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 Steeles The Conscious Lovers, Defoes Moll Flanders, Fieldings Tom Jones, Moores The Foundling, Colmans The English Merchant, Richardsons Clarissa and Sir Charles Grandison, Burneys Evelina, Smiths Emmeline, Edgeworths Belinda, and Austens Emma, as well as of less well-known works, such as Haywoods The Fortunate Foundlings, Shebbeares The Marriage Act, Bennetts The Beggar Girl and Her Benefactors, and Robinsons The Natural Daughter.



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