Table of contents for Desire and truth : functions of plot in eighteenth-century English novels / Patricia Meyer Spacks.

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Preamble: Desire and Truth
1. Subtle Sophistries of Desire: The Female Quixote
2. Inventing Good Stories
3. Of Plots and Power: Richardson and Fielding
4. The Ideal Woman and the Plot of Power
5. The Sentimental Novel and the Challenge to Power
6. Fathers and Daughters: Ann Radcliffe
7. Energies of Mind: Novels of the 1790s
8. "The Novel's Wisdom": Austen and Scott
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Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
English fiction -- 18th century -- History and criticism.
English fiction -- 18th century -- Stories, plots, etc.
Women and literature -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century.
Psychoanalysis and literature -- Great Britain.
Sentimentalism in literature.
Desire in literature.
Sex in literature.