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Published by Folcroft Library Editions .
Written in English


Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatUnknown Binding
Number of Pages195
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8227242M
ISBN 100841433607
ISBN 109780841433601

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Sentimental comedy is meant to elicit tears and is called "weeping" comedy by Oliver Goldsmith in the 18th century: "The weeping sentimental comedy, so much in fashion at present" (Goldsmith). The sentimental strain in English fiction, which represents men of feeling and women of sensibility engaging in acts of sympathy and benevolence, became prominent in the s through the novels of Charlotte Lennox, Oliver Goldsmith, Laurence Sterne, Henry Mackenzie, and others, building primarily on the work of Samuel Richardson and Henry and Sarah Fielding. Sentimental novel, broadly, any novel that exploits the reader’s capacity for tenderness, compassion, or sympathy to a disproportionate degree by presenting a beclouded or unrealistic view of its subject. In a restricted sense the term refers to a widespread European novelistic development of the 18th century, which arose partly in reaction to the austerity and rationalism of the. Wilde’s genre of choice was the Victorian melodrama, or “sentimental comedy,” derived from the French variety of “well-made play” popularized by Scribe and Sardou. In such plays, fallen women and abandoned children of uncertain parentage figure prominently, letters cross and recross the stage, and dark secrets from the past rise to.