Cadences of Unreason

by William Robert Adamson | 01 March 1990
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Approaching the works of Tobias Smollett (1721-1771) via his non-fictional writings, this study examines the relationship between pride and madness in Smollett's novels. All of Smollett's protagonists, it is suggested, can be characterized by their fall from one of the most valued faculties of the 18th century: reason. Vanity and pride imply a rejection of reason and lead towards a fall into madness - the total negation of reason. The character's deviations are charted with their accompanying falls until, eventually, they are redeemed and find their niche inevitably outside estalished society. Illustrations include four prints by William Hogarth.
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Approaching the works of Tobias Smollett (1721-1771) via his non-fictional writings, this study examines the relationship between pride and madness in Smollett's novels. All of Smollett's protagonists, it is suggested, can be characterized by their fall from one of the most valued faculties of the 18th century: reason. Vanity and pride imply a rejection of reason and lead towards a fall into madness - the total negation of reason. The character's deviations are charted with their accompanying falls until, eventually, they are redeemed and find their niche inevitably outside estalished society. Illustrations include four prints by William Hogarth.
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€65.80
Currently out of stock
Delivery 5-7 Days
Eligible for free delivery
197 Reward Points

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Approaching the works of Tobias Smollett (1721-1771) via his non-fictional writings, this study examines the relationship between pride and madness in Smollett's novels. All of Smollett's protagonists, it is suggested, can be characterized by their fall from one of the most valued faculties of the 18th century: reason. Vanity and pride imply a rejection of reason and lead towards a fall into madness - the total negation of reason. The character's deviations are charted with their accompanying falls until, eventually, they are redeemed and find their niche inevitably outside estalished society. Illustrations include four prints by William Hogarth.

Product Details

Cadences of Unreason

ISBN9783631422847

FormatPAPERBACK

Publisher (01 March. 1990)

No. of Pages266

Weight360

Language English (United States)

Dimensions 210 x 148