Dying to be English: Suicide Narratives and National Identity, 1721–1814

1st Edition

Kelly McGuire

Routledge
Published March 3, 2016
Reference - 304 Pages
ISBN 9781138661462 - CAT# Y229839
Series: Gender and Genre

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Summary

This study examines the presentation of suicide within the genre of the eighteenth-century novel. Referencing several key writers of the period, McGuire demonstrates that their work inscribes a nationalist imperative to frame suicide as self-sacrifice.

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