Equivocal Beings: Politics, Gender and Sentimentality in the 1790's.
One of our favorite authors, Johnson gives us a new appreciation for Wollstonecraft, Burney, and Radcliffe. Johnson explores how writers of the 1790's answered the premise of Burke that the future of civilization depended on men taking on feminine qualities such as tenderness and sentiment. She shows how Austen engaged in a dialogue with these writers. The Afterword discusses "Remaking English Manhood in Emma." Catherine R. Stimpson wrote the forward. University of Chicago Press. 1995. Paper. List price $44.00. NEW. $32.00