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I describe not men, but manners; not an individual, but a species. Options
Daemon
Posted: Monday, October 29, 2012 12:00:00 AM
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I describe not men, but manners; not an individual, but a species.

Henry Fielding (1707-1754)
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Posted: Monday, October 29, 2012 8:16:21 AM
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"Fielding is the creator of the novels of manners. His works are panoramic reflections of the age; they mirror a wide range of human types, relationships and actions."

(http://www.scribd.com/doc/44902013/97/Henry-Fielding-and-the-novel-of-manners)

According to Wikipedia, "The novel of manners is a literary genre that deals with aspects of behavior, language, customs and values characteristic of a particular class of people in a specific historical context."

(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Novel_of_manners)

Fielding's Joseph Andrews, Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, and F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, are good examples of the form. In fact today's quotation is from the title page of Joseph Andrews.

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Posted: Monday, October 29, 2012 12:24:31 PM
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Correction: The quotation is from Chapter 1 of Joseph Andrews, not the title page.
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When it comes to manners, men are a separate species !

Mise, tá mé lán de dea-fhortún.
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