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Becoming the Gentleman

British Literature and the Invention of Modern Masculinity, 1660–1815

  • Authors
  • Jason D. Solinger
Book

Part of the Global Masculinities book series (GLMAS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Jason D. Solinger
    Pages 1-10
  3. Jason D. Solinger
    Pages 11-39
  4. Jason D. Solinger
    Pages 41-63
  5. Jason D. Solinger
    Pages 91-110
  6. Jason D. Solinger
    Pages 111-140
  7. Jason D. Solinger
    Pages 141-143
  8. Jason D. Solinger
    Pages 145-150
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 151-191

About this book

Introduction

Becoming the Gentleman explains why British citizens in the long eighteenth century were haunted by the question of what it meant to be a gentleman. Supplementing recent work on femininity, Solinger identifies a corpus of texts that address masculinity and challenges the notion of a masculine figure that has been regarded as unchanging.

Keywords

English literature fiction Jane Austen

Bibliographic information