Becoming the Gentleman: British Literature and the Invention of Modern Masculinity, 1660-1815
Becoming the Gentleman explains why British citizens in the long eighteenth century were haunted by the question of what it meant to be a gentleman. Supplementing recent work on femininity, Solinger identifies a corpus of texts that address masculinity and challenges the notion of a masculine figure that has been regarded as unchanging.
Literature in English, British Isles
Solinger, Jason, "Becoming the Gentleman: British Literature and the Invention of Modern Masculinity, 1660-1815" (2012). Liberal Arts Faculty Books. 192.