Chapter 19. Racial Legacies: The Speaking Countenance and the Character Sketch in the Novel

  1. Paula R. Backscheider and
  2. Catherine Ingrassia
  1. Roxann Wheeler

Published Online: 26 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470996232.ch21

A Companion to the Eighteenth-Century English Novel and Culture

A Companion to the Eighteenth-Century English Novel and Culture

How to Cite

Wheeler, R. (2007) Racial Legacies: The Speaking Countenance and the Character Sketch in the Novel, in A Companion to the Eighteenth-Century English Novel and Culture (eds P. R. Backscheider and C. Ingrassia), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470996232.ch21

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405101578

Online ISBN: 9780470996232

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Keywords:

  • home economics;
  • representations;
  • poverty;
  • money economy;
  • episodes

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Character Sketch in the Novel

  • Idealization and Empiricism

  • The Racial Sketch in Natural History

  • English Complexion and the Character Sketch

  • The Facial Character Sketch in Physiognomy

  • The Confluence of Natural History and Physiognomy in the Novel

  • Conclusion