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Zunshine, Lisa.

Bastards and foundlings : illegitimacy in eighteenth-century England / Lisa Zunshine.

Columbus : Ohio State University Press, c2005.
Physical Description:
xi, 228 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Reference Library
PR448.I49 Z86 2005 (LC)
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Table of contents
Includes bibliographical references (p. 200-218) and index.
Subject Terms:
Adultery in literature.
English literature -- 18th century -- History and criticism.
Foundlings in literature.
Illegitimacy -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century.
Illegitimacy in literature.
Illegitimate children -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century.
Illegitimate children in literature.
Parent and child in literature.

  • Bastard daughters and foundling heroines : rewriting illegitimacy in The conscious lovers
  • Moll Flanders and the English "shelter for bastards"
  • Kicking out the cubs : the wrong heirs of Richardson's Clarissa
  • Tom Jones : resisting the mythologization of bastardy
  • Female philanthropy, the London Foundling Hospital, and Richardson's The history of Sir Charles Grandison
  • The children "owned by none" : divided bastardy in Frances Burney's Evelina
  • Harriet Smith in Brunswick Square : "common sense" bastardy in Austen's Emma
  • Postscript : BBC rewrites Tom Jones's illegitimacy.