Camden, "Money, Matrimony, and Memory: Secondary Heroines in Radcliffe, Austen, and Cooper"

Camden traces the decline of the cult of sensibility in Gothic, sentimental, and historical romance through the figure of the forgotten heroine. The exclusion of these heroines from the resolution of the novel offers a challenge to generic and nationalistic constraints. This essay appears in _Sullen Fires Across the Atlantic: Essays in Transatlantic Romanticism_, a volume of _Romantic Circles Praxis Series_, prepared exclusively for Romantic Circles (http://www.rc.umd.edu/), University of Maryland.