The English Novel in History 1700-1780.

By: Richetti, JohnMaterial type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on DemandPublisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2003Edition: 1Description: 1 online resource (290 p.)ISBN: 9780203393079Subject(s): 18th century | English fiction | English fiction - 18th century - History and criti | Historical fiction, English | History and criticism | Literature and history | Literature and society | Social change in literatureGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The English Novel in History 1700-1780DDC classification: 823.409 | 823/.509358 LOC classification: PR858.H5R53 1999ebOnline resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Book Cover; Title; Contents; Acknowledgments; 1 Introduction; 2 Amatory Fiction; 3 Defoe; 4 From Passion To Suffering; 5 Fielding; 6 Smollett; 7 Women Novelists And The Transformation Of Fiction; 8 Sentimental Narrative; Index
Summary: The English Novel in History 1700-1780 provides students with specific contexts for the early novel in response to a new understanding of eighteenth century Britain.
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Book Cover; Title; Contents; Acknowledgments; 1 Introduction; 2 Amatory Fiction; 3 Defoe; 4 From Passion To Suffering; 5 Fielding; 6 Smollett; 7 Women Novelists And The Transformation Of Fiction; 8 Sentimental Narrative; Index

The English Novel in History 1700-1780 provides students with specific contexts for the early novel in response to a new understanding of eighteenth century Britain.

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Part of the series "The Novel in History," Richetti's book offers a well-researched and detailed study of the major trends in 18th-century narrative from Aphra Behn through the major novelists (Defoe, Richardson, Fielding, Smollett) to the later women writers and the sentimental novelists. Richetti (Univ. of Pennsylvania) argues that the novels "render a bargaining for identity and authority," which he understands to be at the center of the social changes. The author attempts to determine how social changes influenced the changes in narrative practice and the extent to which the novels were agents or catalysts in those changes. Although he is clear that the text is not life, Richetti also contends that the novels were at the core of an 18th-century debate about the nature of the moral and social world. This volume will serve graduate students and researchers concerned with such debates and the role of literature as both shaper and reflector of the historical context. M. H. Kealy; Immaculata College

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