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The Man of Feeling

ISBN : 9780199538621

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¥1,089
Author: 
Henry Mackenzie; Brian Vickers
Pages
160 Pages
Format
Paperback
Size
128 x 196 mm
Pub date
Jan 2009
Series
Oxford World's Classics
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a book I prize next to the Bible' Robert Burns Mackenzie's hugely popular novel of 1771 is the foremost work of the sentimental movement, in which sentiment and sensibility were allied with true virtue, and sensitivity is the mark of the man of feeling. The hero, Harley, is followed in a series of episodes demonstrating his benevolence in an uncaring world: he assists the down-trodden, loses his love, and fails to achieve worldly success. The novel asks a series of vital questions: what morality is possible in a complex commercial world? Does trying to maintain it make you a saint or a fool? Is sentiment merely a luxury for the leisured classes? This edition reprints Brian Vickers's authoritative text, with a new introduction that discusses the novel in the context of the Scottish Enlightenment and European sentimentalism. *ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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Edited by Brian Vickers, Chair and Professor of English Literature, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Stephen Bending, Lecturer in English, University of Southampton, and Stephen Bygrave, Lecturer in English, University of Southampton

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