Love in Excess

Major themes

A work of amatory fiction, Love in Excess offers many models of female desire, and ultimately articulates the early-18th century "cultural shift toward a compassionate model of marriage."[4] The conflict of public behavior, expectations, and decorum vs. individual and private longings and desires. The novel also directly examines and illustrates the ways in which women and female desire are silenced by societal conventions.[4]

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