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Author Mackie, Erin Skye, 1959-

Title Rakes, highwaymen, and pirates : the making of the modern gentleman in the eighteenth century / Erin Mackie
Published Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (x, 231 pages)
Contents Historicizing masculinity: the criminal and the gentleman -- Always making excuses: the rake and criminality -- Romancing the highwayman -- Welcome the outlaw: pirates, maroons, and Caribbean countercultures -- Privacy and ideology: elite male crime in Burney's Evelina and Godwin's Caleb Williams
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-224) and index
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Subject Burney, Fanny, 1752-1840. Evelina.
Godwin, William, 1756-1836. Things as they are.
Adventure and adventurers in literature.
English literature -- 18th century -- History and criticism.
Libertines in literature.
Literature and society -- England -- History -- 18th century.
Masculinity in literature.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2008022422
ISBN 0801895308 (electronic bk.)
9780801895302 (electronic bk.)