Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts



First Advisor

E. Derek Taylor, Ph.D.

Second Advisor

Carolyn M. Craft, Ph.D.

Third Advisor

Craig A. Challender, Ph.D


This thesis looks at the life and literary works of Sir Richard Steel as they relate to his well-defined moral code. It analyzes the sentimentality and comedy which he works into his narratives and discusses how he uses these methods to communicate his sense of morality to his audience.



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