Hardcover: 216 pages
Publisher: Princeton University Press (December 11, 2017)
Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 1 x 9.5 inches
Amazon Rank: 1893892
Format: PDF ePub djvu ebook
The social practice of tact was an invention of the nineteenth century, a period when Britain was witnessing unprecedented urbanization, industrialization, and population growth. In an era when more and more people lived more closely than ever before with people they knew less and less about, tact was a new mode of feeling one’s way with others in complex modern conditions. In this book, David Russell traces how the essay genre came to exemplify ...