Unstable Sympathies in the 19th-Century British Novel, 1814-1853.

Deren, Jennifer.


  • Abstract: This dissertation explores the darker side of sympathy in three 19th-century British novels in order to illuminate the frustrations, anxieties, and displeasures of intimacy, both between people and between readers and texts. Examining just three of many possible ways in which interpersonal encounters can be deeply uncomfortable, I argue that Frances Burney's The Wanderer; or, Female Diff... read more
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