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Beginning's ends : new senses of ending and the eighteenth-century novel
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
[ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT REQUEST OF AUTHOR.] This dissertation argues that an examination of innovative endings in both canonized and forgotten eighteenth-century prose fiction contributes to our ...
Reflective gazes: character and audience perception in Wycherley's the Plain Dealer
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2006)
In his final dramatic work, William Wycherley eschews the typical standards of Restoration comedy in order to provide his audience with more than just a few good laughs and a reassuring message of social superiority. Instead ...