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Kaplan, Fred. Sacred Tears: Sentimentality in Victorian Literature. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1987.

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It is difficult to separate sentimentalism in literature from sentimentalism as philosophy
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Merish, Lori. Sentimental Materialism: Gender, Commodity Culture, and Nineteenth-Century American Literature. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2000.

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The Salon was renown for supporting traditional artists and in this Rosa did not disappoint them although her work was devoid of the sentimentalism inherent in so much of the work of other 19th century animal painters.

 

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"Sentimental" art is art that bullies you into an emotion.
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Classic study of Victorian sentimentality, taking a largely sympathetic and revisionary position in tracing the roots of 19th-century sentimental fictions in 18th-century moral philosophy. Focuses primarily on the novel, and on Dickens and Thackeray in particular.

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The new tendency, called "Sentimentalism" by literary historians,sought to place feelings (French, ) on a par with intellectand morality with respect to their fitness for inclusion in a literary composition.


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The works listed here provide both wide-ranging accounts of Victorian sentimentality and of the sentimental tradition more broadly. provides a thorough grounding in the theory of sentiment from the 18th century onward. , sharing the convictions of Fulweiler and Bailin (see ) that Victorian sentimentality responds to the rapid pace of societal change in the period, makes a convincing and reasoned case for the importance of sentimentality in the Victorian novel and should be essential reading. provides a lucid introduction to the key issues involved in historical and literary-critical accounts of sentimentality and a helpful introduction to the most influential critical studies. remains to a large extent the standard monograph on Victorian sentimentality and was a pioneering instance of critical work that took sentimental literature seriously. represents 21st-century interest in the relations between the sentimental tradition and capitalism: recent criticism tends to see sentimentality as intimately linked to market culture rather than in opposition to it. supplies an excellent selection of primary sources on 19th-century sentimentality and serves as an indispensable introduction to sentimental culture. is helpful in considering how sentiment was defined in the Victorian period and the shifts that took place in these definitions. Finally, was an early and field-defining work, enormously influential in revaluing 19th-century sentimental literature—particularly though not exclusively by women—and in arguing for its political impact.

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Traces the development of sentimentality from the 18th to the 20th centuries. The first two chapters contain a clear account of sentiment and sympathy in moral philosophy. It is a useful companion to Bell’s previous work, The Sentiment of Reality: Truth of Feeling in the European Novel (see ).

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Traces the construction of an ideal of “sentimental ownership,” in which the development of female consumerism in 19th-century America became associated with discourses of feeling. Persuasive and engaging, with a central thesis that is equally applicable to Victorian literature.