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Dying to be English: Suicide Narratives and National Identity, 1721-1814

Literary essay


by
Kelly McGuire

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Format: EPUB

File size: 1.3 MB

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Language: English

This study examines the presentation of suicide within the genre of the eighteenth-century novel. Referencing several key writers of the period, McGuire demonstrates that their work inscribes a nationalist imperative to frame suicide as self-sacrifice.