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Making the Novel : Fiction and Society in Britain, 1660-1789 - Brean Hammond

Making the Novel

Fiction and Society in Britain, 1660-1789

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This book advances a new cultural reading of the formation of the British novel. Rejecting a teleological narrative of the genre's 'rise' and through close analysis of key texts, the authors present a dynamic picture of the emergence of the novel, which focuses upon formal innovation, social engagement, and artistic and commercial competition.

'A wide-ranging and sophisticated study of the novel that neatly combines a survey of the history and theory of the novel with a series of insightful readings of some of the major works of the eighteenth-century. Best of all, it's unfailingly lively and readable and brings the eighteenth-century novel to life.' - Jack Lynch, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA

Acknowledgementsp. ix
Prefacep. x
Introduction: Modelling the Novelp. 1
Missing Parts: Fiction to Defoep. 29
Incognitap. 29
Love-Letters between a Noble-Man and his Sisterp. 32
Oroonokop. 37
The New Atalantisp. 44
Love in Excess and Moll Flanders and Roxanap. 52
Novels and Anti-novels: Contesting Fictionsp. 62
Robinson Crusoep. 65
Gulliver's Travelsp. 74
Teaching Readers to Read: Richardson and Fieldingp. 85
Pamelap. 90
Joseph Andrewsp. 100
Clarissap. 104
Tom Jonesp. 113
Renewing the Novel: Novelty, Originality and New Directionsp. 123
Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasurep. 128
Pompey the Littlep. 137
The Female Quixotep. 146
The Castle of Otrantop. 156
The Sympathetic Strain: Sterne and Sentimental Fictionp. 164
Tristram Shandyp. 164
Millenium Hallp. 176
A Sentimental Journey and The Man of Feelingp. 184
Mary, A Fictionp. 194
Narrating the Nation: Leisure, Luxury and Politenessp. 201
Humphry Clinkerp. 204
Evelinap. 215
Conclusion: Making the Novel, Reading the Novelp. 227
Notesp. 242
Bibliographyp. 254
Indexp. 262
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ISBN: 9780333628539
ISBN-10: 0333628535
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 268
Published: 3rd January 2006
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.3 x 14.5  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1