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The Colonial Rise of the Novel - Firdous Azim

The Colonial Rise of the Novel

Paperback Published: 18th July 2005
ISBN: 9780415095693
Number Of Pages: 264

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In this challening book, Firdous Azim, provides a feminist critique of orthodox accounts of the rise of the novel' and exposes the underlying orientalist assumptions of the early English novel. Whereas previous studies have emphasized the universality of the coherent and consistent subject which found expression in the novels of the eighteenth century, Azim demonstrtes how certain categories: women and people of colour, were silenced and excluded. The Colonial Rise of the Novel makes an important and provocative contribution to post-colonial and feminist criticism. It will be essential reading for all teachers and students of English literature, women's studies, and post-colonial criticism.

Acknowledgementsp. viii
List of Abbreviationsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
The Subject/S of the Novelp. 10
Slavery and Sexuality in Oroonokop. 34
Dangerous Identityp. 61
Charlotte Brontë/Currer Bellp. 88
The Brontë Children at Playp. 109
The Politics of Language in the Professorp. 147
Rereading Feminism's Textsp. 172
Language, Subjectivity and Literaturep. 214
Notesp. 223
Bibliographyp. 234
Indexp. 244
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ISBN: 9780415095693
ISBN-10: 0415095697
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 18th July 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.52
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 1