The man of feeling
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The man of feeling

By Henry Mackenzie
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"The Man of Feeling is unquestionably among the most important and influential works of eighteenth-century sentimental fiction. The novel follows Harley, the eponymous "man of feeling" and impoverished aristocrat, as he travels from his rural estate to London and back in a reluctant quest for financial advancement and a more heartfelt quest for kindred spirits. In addition to presenting a remarkable gallery of characters, Harley's story gives a profound sense of the historical changes transforming the economy, landscape, and social relations of eighteenth-century England and Scotland." "This Broadview edition's critical introduction and rich selection of appendices situate The Man of Feeling in the context of the period's intellectual debates on sentiment, sympathy, and the novel. Contextual documents include contemporary reviews of the novel, selections from Mackenzie's correspondence and journalism, and related contemporary writings by David Hume, Adam Smith, Sir Walter Scott, and Laurence Sterne."--BOOK JACKET.

Table of Contents
  • THE Man Of Feeling
  • EDITOR’S INTRODUCTION
  • INDEX TO TEARS.
  • AUTHOR’S INTRODUCTION
  • CHAPTER XI. [15] ON BASHFULNESS.—A CHARACTER.—HIS OPINION ON THAT SUBJECT.
  • CHAPTER XII. OF WORLDLY INTERESTS.
  • CHAPTER XIII. THE MAN OF FEELING IN LOVE.
  • CHAPTER XIV. HE SETS OUT ON HIS JOURNEY—THE BEGGAR AND HIS DOG.
  • CHAPTER XIX. HE MAKES A SECOND EXPEDITION TO THE BARONET’S.  THE LAUDABLE AMBITION OF A YOUNG MAN TO BE THOUGHT SOMETHING BY THE WORLD.
  • CHAPTER XX. HE VISITS BEDLAM.—THE DISTRESSES OF A DAUGHTER.
  • CHAPTER XXI. THE MISANTHROPE.
  • CHAPTER XXV. HIS SKILL IN PHYSIOGNOMY.
  • CHAPTER XXVI. FRUITS OF THE DEAD SEA.
  • CHAPTER XXVII. HIS SKILL IN PHYSIOGNOMY IS DOUBTED.
  • CHAPTER XXVIII. HE KEEPS HIS APPOINTMENT.
  • CHAPTER XXIX. THE DISTRESSES OF A FATHER.
    • A FRAGMENT. SHOWING HIS SUCCESS WITH THE BARONET.
  • CHAPTER XXXIII. HE LEAVES LONDON—CHARACTERS IN A STAGE-COACH.
  • CHAPTER XXXIV. HE MEETS AN OLD ACQUAINTANCE.
  • CHAPTER XXXV. HE MISSES AN OLD ACQUAINTANCE.—AN ADVENTURE CONSEQUENT UPON IT.
  • CHAPTER XXXVI. HE RETURNS HOME.—A DESCRIPTION OF HIS RETINUE.
    • A FRAGMENT. THE MAN OF FEELING TALKS OF WHAT HE DOES NOT UNDERSTAND.—AN INCIDENT.
  • CHAPTER XL. THE MAN OF FEELING JEALOUS.
    • THE PUPIL. A FRAGMENT.
  • CHAPTER LV. HE SEES MISS WALTON, AND IS HAPPY.
  • CHAPTER LVI. THE EMOTIONS OF THE HEART.
  • THE CONCLUSION.
  • FOOTNOTES
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