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Palgrave Studies in the Enlightenment, Romanticism and the Cultures of Print

The Romance of Gambling in the Eighteenth-Century British Novel

Authors: Richard, Jessica

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Gambling permeated the daily lives of eighteenth-century Britons of all classes. This book explicates the relationship between the rampant gambling in eighteenth-century England, the new forms of gambling-inspired capitalism that transformed British society, and novels that interrogate the new socio-economy of long odds and lucky breaks.

About the authors

JESSICA RICHARD is Associate Professor of English at Wake Forest University, USA. She has published articles on Rasselas, Belinda, and Frankenstein. She is the editor of The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia (Broadview, 2008).

Reviews

'Richard has constructed a conceptually sophisticated intertwining of historical analysis of the eighteenth-century culture of gambling with a series of effective readings of novels and visual images. This is a fine book on the culture of eighteenth century gambling that speaks eloquently to the stakes of our present time.' - Ross Hamilton, Associate Professor of English, Columbia University, USA

'...an immensely engaging argument that explores gambling through an impressive breadth of topics; this work would be of interest to anyone looking at the rise of the novel especially as tied to culture, finance, and the economy.' - Kate Scarth, University of Warwick, BARS Bulletin & Review


Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction: The Gambling Culture of Eighteenth-Century Britain

    Richard, Jessica

    Pages 1-17

  • “Putting to Hazard a Certainty”: Lotteries and the Romance of Gambling in Eighteenth-Century England

    Richard, Jessica

    Pages 18-44

  • Cheating, Calculation, and the Episodic Romance of Gambling

    Richard, Jessica

    Pages 45-85

  • The Gambling Man of Feeling: Sublime and Sentimental Gambling

    Richard, Jessica

    Pages 86-110

  • The Lady’s Last Stake: Camilla and the Female Gambler

    Richard, Jessica

    Pages 111-126

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Romance of Gambling in the Eighteenth-Century British Novel
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in the Enlightenment, Romanticism and the Cultures of Print
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-30727-8
DOI
10.1057/9780230307278
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-27887-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-32662-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 201
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