ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Utilitarianism and the Concept of Authorial Autonomy in Early 19th Century England

There is a school of thought which holds that literature is a repository of certain ultimate truths, that alt other social activity may he evaluated by norms which are supposed to inhere in literature and that it is the special vision of the literary man which can, at the level of contemplation, resolve the ideological conflicts and controversies which are the very stuff of history.

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