Imagining the Penitentiary

Imagining the Penitentiary

Fiction and the Architecture of Mind in Eighteenth-century England

Book - 1987
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This brilliant and insightful contribution to cultural studies investigates the role of literature-particularly the novel-and visual arts in the development of institutions. Arguing the attitudes expressed in narrative literature and art between 1719 and 1779 helped bring about the change from traditional prisons to penitentiaries, John Bender offers studies of Robinson Crusoe, Moll Flanders, The Beggar's Opera, Hogarth's Progresses, Jonathan Wild, and Amelia as well as illustrations from prison literature, art, and architecture in support of his thesis.
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1987
ISBN: 9780226042282
0226042286
Branch Call Number: PR 858 .P7 B4 1987
PR858.P7 B4 1987
Characteristics: xvii, 337 p. : ill. ; 25 cm

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