“Narrative Mourning” “will continue to have relevance for many years to come”

Narrative Mourning: Death and Its Relics in the Eighteenth-Century British Novel

by Kathleen M. Oliver

“In her conclusion, Oliver helpfully elides the differences between the novel of sensibility and the gothic novel, and thus participates in a useful reconsideration of the two kinds of fiction at the end of the eighteenth century as part and parcel of one literary movement. Human death and the relics/relicts that are created, as well as our relationship to them, become dynamic rather than static throughout Oliver’s study. This contribution to how we read the eighteenth-century novel and how we reconsider the cult of sensibility in England will continue to have relevance for many years to come.”

Eighteenth-Century Studies, Fall 2023