Eighteenth-century British novelists on the novel
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Published by Appleton-Century-Crofts in New York .
Written in English


  • English fiction -- 18th century -- History and criticism.

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Statementedited by George L. Barnett.
SeriesA Goldentree book
LC ClassificationsPR1297
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 177 p. ;
Number of Pages177
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19741193M

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Pages in category "18th-century British novels" The following 42 pages are in this category, out of 42 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (). The Eighteenth-Century Novels series, as per the brief description above, was a scholarly endeavor: reprints of 18th-century novels (of course) but with significant academic accouterments, including comprehensive introductions, bibliographic information and in some cases, annotations. The eighteenth century provided the socio-economic, cultural, and philosophical conditions wherein the novel, a ‘new species of writing’, could flourish. The restive theological climate of the time, with its threatening extremes of enthusiasm and deism, also coloured the outlook of the pioneer novelists of the time. Reliance upon the providence of God in a world increasingly perceived as Cited by: 1. The English novel took birth in the 16 th and 17 th centuries and reached a great height in the Age of Pope and Dr Johnson. The group of the first four novelists of the Augustan Age or Neo-classical age: Richardson, Smollett, Fielding, and Sterne, in whose hands .

Novel Bodies examines how disability shapes the British literary history of sexuality. Jason Farr shows that various eighteenth-century novelists represent disability and sexuality in flexible ways to reconfigure the political and social landscapes of eighteenth-century experientdesign.com: Jason S. Farr. A Novel is a fictitious prose narrative or tale presenting a picture of real life. The idea we have of the novel comes from the 18th century; before that time there were plenty of forms of prose /5(2). Jan 16,  · LAURENCE STERNE: In his own time, Sterne was considered an anti-novelist because he did not follow the canons of the realistic novel. He is the closest novelists to the modern ones of all eighteenth century novelists. His novel The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman was. Readers purchasing Nora Nachumi’s Acting Like a Lady who expect a long and meaty read about the influence of the theatre on eighteenth-century women novelists may be disappointed. Nearly half of the book’s length is devoted to an appendix listing alphabetically “ female novelists who published novels between and ,” roughly one-third of whom “were playwrights, performers.

which the eighteenth-century novel is only a part. Her emphasis on the persistence ofGreek andRoman romances throughout the seventeenthand eighteenth centuries provides a useful inflection. No one writing on the eighteenth-century British novel these days can afford to forget the long history of prose fiction, the practice of otherAuthor: Robert Folkenflik. Mar 02,  · It is not by chance that the English Novel dates back to the Eighteenth century. This does not imply that nothing existed in the form of a novel before Then, Daniel Defoe made novel come to existence, completely. Nothing comes from nothing, even the greatest masterpieces of literature starts off from what was available from the previous eras. My first book, Empiricism and the Early Theory of the Novel (Palgrave, ), considers how eighteenth-century British novelists, from Henry Fielding to Jane Austen, defended the novel as a source of knowledge. Their theories of the novel, I argue, constituted responses to an empiricist suspicion of fiction that became culturally dominant in. Jan 01,  · A Companion to the Eighteenth-century Novel furnishes readers with a sophisticated vision of the eighteenth-century novel in its political, aesthetic, and moral contexts.. An up-to-date resource for the study of the eighteenth-century novel; Furnishes readers with a sophisticated vision of the eighteenth-century novel in its political, aesthetic, and moral context.