Hypocrisy and the Politics of Politeness: Manners and Morals from Locke to Austen.
When is politeness a virtue and when is it hypocrisy? What role does hypocrisy play in the lives of women and servants during the late 18th and early 19th centure? A fascinating section on Mansfield Park, causing us to look at Fanny Price anew. The benefits of hypocrisy and the costs to Fanny are demonstrated in Austen's novel. An important work dealing with "revolutions in female manners." Cambridge UP. 2004. Paper. List $45. NEW. $39.00