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Seeing The Bourgeois Revaluation in Literature

A Discussion of Bourgeois Equality Chapter 27 “Defoe, Addison, and Steele Show It, Too”

a copy of an old painting of a prosperous village of around 1700s
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Dr. McCloskey demonstrates the literature of the 1700s shifted to reflect the values and the interests of the rising bourgeois class. This Bourgeois Revaluation is simultaneously esteeming the behaviors that will now lead to success and at the same time teaching them to the future generations.

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