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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

Paperback

Published: 3rd January 2006
For Ages: 9+ years old
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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.

"What a fine book this is! Something like this is surely needed; most books aimed at undergraduates are broader than the eighteenth-century novel; most books on the eighteenth-century novel are inaccessible to undergraduates. And few works for either audience combine an introduction to the theory of the novel with a set of specific readings of novels. It touches on most of the major canonical figures, but also includes some less well-known works and authors. All of which is to say that it fills a need. The book is not only well-conceived; it's also well written. It keeps up a lively pace, and it provides plentiful examples that make the authors' points well. Perhaps best of all...it also has genuinely new things to say."--Jack Lynch, Rutgers University

Acknowledgements
Introduction: Modelling the Novel
Missing Parts: Fiction to Defoe
Novels and Anti-Novels: Contesting Fictions
Teaching Readers to Read: Richardson and Fielding
Renewing the Novel: Novelty, Originality, and New Directions
The Sympathetic Strain: Sterne and Sentimental Fiction
Narrating the Nation: Leisure, Luxury, and Politeness
Conclusion: Making the Novel, Reading the Novel
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780333628546
ISBN-10: 0333628543
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
For Ages: 9+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 268
Published: 3rd January 2006
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 13.7  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 1