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Evans, James


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The Female Libertine from Dryden to Defoe 2008 4524 This dissertation considers how Restoration and early eighteenth-century writers imagined the female libertine in representative comedies and fiction written from the 1670s to the 1720s. These include John Dryden's Marriage A-la-Mode (1671),...
Independent women rendered sick, supple, and submissive: Charlotte Lennox and Jane Austen critique the gendering of sensibility ; and, Melville’s Bartleby: a perfectly-crafted anomaly 2013 314 Arabella of Charlotte Lennox's The Female Quixote and Marianne Dashwood of Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility are headstrong, independent female characters who are unwilling to submit to the husbands that their families have chosen for them. These w...