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Q. D. Leavis : Collected Essays: Volume 2, The American Novel and Reflections on the European Novel - Q. D. Leavis

Q. D. Leavis

Collected Essays: Volume 2, The American Novel and Reflections on the European Novel

By: Q. D. Leavis, G. Singh (Editor)

Paperback Published: 15th July 1985
ISBN: 9780521318259
Number Of Pages: 292

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Q. D. Leavis was one of the finest critics of the novel. Her published essays appeared as articles and reviews of remarkable trenchancy in Scrutiny (of which she was effectively co-editor with her husband F. R. Leavis), or as lectures or as introductions to editions of classic novels. Now, for the first time, they have been collected and reprinted in three volumes. This volume collects her lecture "The American Novel"; essays and lectures on Henry James, Hawthorne, Melville and Edith Wharton; and the lectures "The French Novel," "The Russian Novel" and "The Italian Novel." There is an introduction by the editor, Professor G. Singh. All the essays are informed by that broad "sociological view of literature that caused Q. D. Leavis to ask how the novel rose and why it flourished.

Sources and Acknowledgements
Editor's introduction
The American Novel
Hawthorne as poet
Melville: the 1853-6 phase
Henry James and the disabilities of the American novelist in the nineteenth century
James, Trollope and the American-English confrontation theme
A note on literary indebtedness: Dickens, George, Eliot, Henry James
The fox is the novelist's idea: Henry James and the house beautiful
Henry James: the stories
The institution of Henry James
Henry James's heiress: the importance of Edith Wharton
Edith Wharton: The House of Mirth
The French novel
The Russian novel
The Italian novel
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ISBN: 9780521318259
ISBN-10: 0521318254
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 292
Published: 15th July 1985
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.68
Weight (kg): 0.37