The Language of the Heart, 1600-1750

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University of Pennsylvania Press, Jan 29, 1997 - Literary Collections - 273 pages

The Language of the Heart presents a study of images less concerned with the tally of external figures of nature than with the construction of human physiology—and human nature itself. It is at once a work of rigorous historicist examination and a book of immense relevance to modern readers living in a new "cardiocentric" age.

 

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Contents

The Biblical Heart
25
William Harveys The Motion of
61
Satan and Eve in Paradise Lost
89
Aphra Behn Oroonoko and
147
Clarissa Lovelace and Scripture
185
Notes
229
Works Cited
255
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About the author (1997)

Robert A. Erickson is Professor of English at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and author of Mother Midnight: Birth, Sex, and Fate in Eighteenth-Century Fiction.

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