EPISTOLARY NOVEL : Representations of ConsciousnessMaterial type: TextSeries: eBooks on DemandRoutledge Studies in Eighteenth-Century Literature: Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2003Edition: 1Description: 1 online resource (311 p.)ISBN: 9780203130575Subject(s): Consciousness in literature | English fiction - 18th century - History and criticism | Epistolary fiction, English - History and criticism | Epistolary fiction, English-- History and criticismGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: EPISTOLARY NOVEL: REPRESENTATIONS OF CONSCIOUSNESSDDC classification: 809.3 | 823/.509 LOC classification: PR858.E65PR858.E65B73 2003ebOnline resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Routledge Studies in Eighteenth-Century Literature; Contents; Acknowledgements; 1 Introduction; 2 Sex and politics; 3 Reserve and memory; 4 Sentiment and sensibility; 5 From first to third; 6 Postscript; Notes; Bibliography; Index
The epistolary novel is a form which has been neglected in most accounts of the development of the novel. This book argues that the way that the eighteenth-century epistolary novel represented consciousness had a significant influence on the later novel. Critics have drawn a distinction between the self at the time of writing and the self at the time at which events or emotions were experienced. This book demonstrates that the tensions within consciousness are the result of a continual interaction between the two selves of the letter-writer and charts the oscillation between these two selves in the epistolary novels of, amongst others, Aphra Behn, Eliza Haywood, Samuel Richardson, Fanny Burney and Charlotte Smith.
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