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Dying to be English

Suicide Narratives and National Identity, 1721–1814

Dying to be English by Kelly McGuire
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This study examines the presentation of suicide within the genre of the eighteenth-century novel. Referencing several key writers of the period, McGuire demonstrates that their work inscribes a nationalist imperative to frame suicide as self-sacrifice.
Taylor and Francis; October 2015
304 pages; ISBN 9781317323105
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Title: Dying to be English
Author: Kelly McGuire