Narrating Marriage in Eighteenth-Century England and France

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In the eighteenth century, when the definition of marriage was shifting from one based on an hierarchical model to one based on notions of love and mutuality, marital life came under a more intense cultural scrutiny. This led to paradoxical forms of representation of marriage as simultaneously ideal and unlivable. Chris Roulston analyzes how, as representations of married life increased, they challenged the traditional courtship model, offering narratives based on repetition rather than progression. Beginning with English ...

Narrating Marriage in Eighteenth-Century England and France 2016, Routledge

ISBN-13: 9781138262188

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Narrating Marriage in Eighteenth-Century England and France 2010, Ashgate Publishing Limited

ISBN-13: 9780754668398

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