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Always to Be Blest

From: The Eighteenth Century
Volume 54, Number 3, Fall 2013
pp. 427-432 | 10.1353/ecy.2013.0029



A review of Vivasvan Soni’s Mourning Happiness: Narrative and the Politics of Modernity (Cornell University Press, 2010), a study of happiness as a narrative form, as it appeared in classical antiquity and disappeared from eighteenth-century European discourses, including novels, moral philosophy, and political rhetoric.