Telling Complexions.

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Explores the frequent use of the blush in novels by Jane Austen, Elizabeth Gaskell, Charles Dickens, and Henry James.  This is about literature's relation to the body, and the body's place in culture, and discusses the 19th-century novel's shift from the practices of manners to the mode of self-consciousness.  A blush is supposed to tell us the truth about a person's character, but is undermined as a reliable indicator in novels like Pride and Prejudice. Duke University Press, 1997. Paper. NEW. $22.00

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