Physiognomy in the European Novel

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Physiognomy in the European Novel

After discussing Lavater's place in eighteenth-century German letters and his importance in the history of Western physiognomy, Dr. Tytler examines the literary portrait in the modern novel and suggests that the development of techniques of character description and the growth of observational powers of narrators and characters alike, as manifest in fiction from the 1790s onward, may be more fully appreciated when considered in the light of the physiognomical background previously delineated. Originally published in 1982. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

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Physiognomy in the European Novel
Language: en
Pages: 458
Authors: Graeme Tytler
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-07-14 - Publisher: Princeton University Press

After discussing Lavater's place in eighteenth-century German letters and his importance in the history of Western physiognomy, Dr. Tytler examines the literary portrait in the modern novel and suggests that the development of techniques of character description and the growth of observational powers of narrators and characters alike, as manifest
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Language: en
Pages: 302
Authors: Sharrona Pearl
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-06-15 - Publisher: Harvard University Press

When nineteenth-century Londoners looked at each other, what did they see, and how did they want to be seen? Sharrona Pearl reveals the way that physiognomy, the study of facial features and their relationship to character, shaped the way that people understood one another and presented themselves. Physiognomy was initially
Physiognomy in Profile
Language: en
Pages: 258
Authors: Melissa Percival, Graeme Tytler
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher: University of Delaware Press

"Physiognomy in Profile affirms and assesses Lavater's contribution to European culture in the two hundred years after his death. It examines how Lavater's vision of physiognomy as a viable method of interpreting the modern world has been repeatedly affirmed and challenged. Previous monographs on Lavater have tended to focus on
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Language: en
Pages: 252
Authors: Jessica A. Volz
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-03-01 - Publisher: Anthem Press

Visuality in the Novels of Austen, Radcliffe, Edgeworth and Burney argues that the proliferation of visual codes, metaphors and references to the gaze in women’s novels published in Britain between 1778 and 1815 is more significant than scholars have previously acknowledged. The book’s innovative survey of the oeuvres of four
Character description and physiognomy in the European novel (1800 - 1860) in relation to J. C. Lavater's
Language: en
Pages: 373
Authors: Graeme Douglas Colville Tytler
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1978 - Publisher:

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