Homeland Security: Political and Domestic Economy in Hannah More's Coelebs in Search of a Wife

@article{Cleere2007HomelandSP,
  title={Homeland Security: Political and Domestic Economy in Hannah More's Coelebs in Search of a Wife},
  author={Eileen Cleere},
  journal={ELH},
  year={2007},
  volume={74},
  pages={1 - 25}
}
While conduct books like Hannah More's 1808 Coelebs in Search of a Wife have become standard documents of feminist cultural studies, they are most often used as methodological tools for uncovering the domestic ideologies of more canonical fictions, or for charting broad patterns of literary and cultural development across decades or even centuries. Instead, this essay regards Coelebs as a text with its own politically conservative agenda, and argues that the novel endorses a contemporary… 
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