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by James Thompson

  • Author: James Thompson
  • ISBN: 0822317214
  • ISBN13: 978-0822317210
  • ePub: 1171 kb | FB2: 1404 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: History & Criticism
  • Publisher: Duke University Press; 1st edition (January 3, 1996)
  • Pages: 271
  • Rating: 4.3/5
  • Votes: 186
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Models of Value: Eighteenth-Century Political Economy and the Novel ePub download

Models of Value book. James Thompson examines the concept of value as it came to be understood in eighteenth-century England through two emerging and divergent discourses: political economy and the novel.

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Lennerd J. Davis," Eighteenth-Century Fiction" eighteenth-century concerns with money and monetary function. -Kristina Straub, Carnegie Mellon University. Davis," Eighteenth-Century Fiction". Models of Value makes one of those of a literary and cultural field that seems obvious only in retrospect; that is to say that once one thinks of the novel's cultural functions in relation to those of political economy, it is hard to see how past discussions of the novel have managed to ignore the crisis in 'value' addressed in. eighteenth-century concerns with money and monetary function.

James Thompson examines the concept of value as it came to be understood in eighteenth-century England through two emerging and divergent discourses: political economy and the novel. By looking at the relationship between these two developing forms-one having to do with finance, the other with romance-Thompson demonstrates how value came to have such different meaning in different realms of experience.

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Models of Value: Eighteenth-Century Political Economy and the Novel

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Models of Value: Eighteenth-Century Political Economy and the Novel, Duke University Press, 1996. Courses Taught: ENGL 331 – 18th Century Literature. ENGL 332 – 18th Century Drama. ENGL 333 – 18th Century Fiction. ENGL 335 – Studies in Jane Austen Studies.

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Montesquieu’s Political Economy. Classical Culture and the Idea of Rome in Eighteenth-Century England (Cambridge). Babeuf, François Noël (Gracchus) (1935)

Montesquieu’s Political Economy. The six volume Cambridge History of Eighteenth-Century Political Thought is the triumphant embodiment of a collective effort spanning three generations. The scholarly standard is high; the array of volumes gives an impression of careful, massive and reassuring permanence. Source: The Times Literary Supplement. Babeuf, François Noël (Gracchus) (1935). Pages choisies de Babeuf, ed.

James Thompson examines the concept of value as it came to be understood in eighteenth-century England through two emerging and divergent discourses: political economy and the novel. By looking at the relationship between these two developing forms—one having to do with finance, the other with romance—Thompson demonstrates how value came to have such different meaning in different realms of experience. A highly original rethinking of the origins of the English novel, Models of Value shows the novel’s importance in remapping English culture according to the separate spheres of public and domestic life, men’s and women’s concerns, money and emotion.In this account, political economy and the novel clearly arise as solutions to a crisis in the notion of value. Exploring the ways in which these different genres responded to the crisis—political economy by reconceptualizing wealth as capital, and the novel by refiguring intrinsic or human worth in the form of courtship narratives—Thompson rereads several literary works, including Defoe’s Roxana, Fielding’s Tom Jones, and Burney’s Cecilia, along with influential contemporary economic texts. Models of Value also traces the discursive consequences of this bifurcation of value, and reveals how history and theory participate in the very novelistic and economic processes they describe. In doing so, the book bridges the opposition between the interests of Marxism and feminism, and the distinctions which, newly made in the eighteenth century, continue to inform our discourse today. An important reformulation of the literary and cultural production of the eighteenth century, Models of Value will attract students of the novel, political economy, and of literary history and theory.

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