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Bastards and Foundlings: Illegitimacy in Eighteenth-Century England
In this compelling interdisciplinary study of what has been called the "century of illegitimacy," Lisa Zunshine seeks to uncover the multiplicity of cultural meanings of illegitimacy in the English Enlightenment. Bastards and Foundlings pits the official legal views on illegitimacy against the actual everyday practices that frequently circumvented the law; it reconstructs ...more
Hardcover, 228 pages
Published April 7th 2005 by Ohio State University Press
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Lisa Zunshine is Bush-Holbrook Professor of English at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, where she teaches courses in Restoration and eighteenth-century British literature and culture. She is the author or editor of ten books, including Why We Read Fiction: Theory of Mind and the Novel (2006), Strange Concepts and the Stories They Make Possible: Cognition, Culture, Narrative (2008), and Intro ...moreMore about Lisa Zunshine...