The Romance of Gambling in the Eighteenth-Century British Novel.
Gambling was not always unacceptable, but it was ubiquitous. Richard examines the romance of gambling as a way of approaching life through several novels, including Austen's Persuasion, and others we know such as Sir Charles Grandison, Clarissa, Belinda, The Mysteries of Udolpho, and more. An intriguing approach to the era and these novels. Palgrave. Hb. 2011. NEW. $87.00