Dying to be English: Suicide Narratives and National Identity, 1721–1814, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Dying to be English

Suicide Narratives and National Identity, 1721–1814, 1st Edition

By Kelly McGuire

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304 pages

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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.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LIT004180
LITERARY CRITICISM / Gothic & Romance