From the Longman Cultural Editions series, The Castle of Otranto and The Man of Feeling, edited by Laura Mandell, presents a lively pairing of mid-eighteenth century works that mark a watershed in the history of the novel.
These short novels, published within the same decade–Horace Walpole’s The Castle of Otranto (1764) and Henry Mackenzie’s The Man of Feeling (1771)–helped produce the turn from social realism to sentimentality and strangeness that will characterize works of the Romantic era as well as popular novels, Gothic spectacles (including film), and all literary works interested in modern notions of individualism and human sympathy.
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Table of Contents
List of Illustrations
About Longman Cultural Editions
About This Volume
Table of Dates
The Castle of Otranto (1764)
The Man of Feeling (1771)
The Sublime, the Supernatural, the Real
Edmund Burke, A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and the Beautiful
Anna Letitia Aikin [Barbauld], John Aikin, “On the Pleasure Derived from Objects of Terror; with Sir Bertrand, A Fragment”
David Hume, “Of Miracles”
Samuel Johnson, The Rambler No. 4; Preface to Shakespeare
Clara Reeve, The Progress of Romance; Preface to The Old English Baron
Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Biographia Literaria
The Gothic Revival and Chivlary
William Chambers, Civil Architecture
John Carter, “An Architect,” Gentleman’s Magazine 1799, 1801
Horace Walpole, Description of . . . Strawberry-Hill
Horace Walpole, George Vertue, Anecdotes of Painting
Alexander Pope, Preface to The Works of Shakespeare
Richard Hurd, Letters on Chivalry and Romance
Walter Scott, An Essay on Chivalry
Marriage, Obedience, Sentiment
William Cobbett, The Parliamentary History of England
Horace Walpole, Memoires of . . . George II
Tobias Smollett, Reign of George II
Thomas Pennant, Of London
Alexander Keith, “Observations on the [Marriage] Act
George Savile, Lord Halifax, Advice to a Daughter
James Fordyce, Sermons for Young Women
Cultures of Feeling
Francis Hutcheson, An Inquiry Concerning the Original of Our Ideas of Virtue or Moral Good
Samuel Richardson, Preface to Pamela
Adam Smith, Theory of Moral Sentiments
Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Confessions
Henry Mackenzie, from The Lounger
Alexander Bicknell, Painting Personified
Laurence Sterne, Tristram Shandy
What the Reviewers Said
Castle of Otranto:
Critical Review, January 1765
Critical Review, June 1765
[John Langhorne], Monthly Review, February 1765
[John Langhorne], Monthly Review, May 1765
Horace Walpole, Letter in Reply to Mme. Du Deffand (March 1767)
Ann Yearsley, “To the Honourable H---E W---E, on Reading The Castle of Otranto” (December 1784)
Anna Letitia Barbauld, “Walpole” (1810)
Walter Scott, “Prefatory Memoir to Walpole” (1823, 1834)
Man of Feeling:
Monthly Review, May 1771
Critical Review, June 1771
London Magazine, August 1771
Town and Country Magazine, August 1771
Scots Magazine, August 1771
Anna Letitia Barbauld, “Mackenzie” (1810)
Walter Scott, “Prefatory Memoir to Mackenzie” (1823)
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