The English Novel in History, 1700-1780 (Hardcover)

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The English Novel in History 1700-1780 provides students with specific contexts for the early novel in response to a new understanding of eigtheenth-century Britain. It traces the social and moral representations of the period in extended readings of the major novelists, as well as evaluatiing the importance of lesser known ones. John Richetti traces the shifting subject matter of the novel, discussing:
* scandalous and amatory fictions
* criminal narratives of the early part of the century
* the more disciplined, realistic, and didactic strain that appears in the 1740''s and 1750''s
* novels promoting new ideas about the nature of domestic life
* novels by women and how they relate to the shift of subject matter
This original and useful book revises traditional literary history by considering novels from those years in the context of the transformation of Britain in the eighteenth century.

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Publisher Routledge
Mfg Part# 9780415009508
SKU 204082861
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0415009502
Release Date 4/10/2007
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Dimensions (in Inches) 9H x 5.75L x 1T
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Editors Note The English Novel in History 1700-1780 traces the social and moral representations of the period in extended readings of the major novelists (Richardson, Fielding, Smollett, Burney and Sterne), as well as evaluating the importance of lesser known ones. John Richetti traces the shifting subject matter of the novel, discussing: scandalous and amatory fictions by Behn, Manley and Eliza Haywood; criminal narratives of the early part of the century by Defoe; the more disciplined, realistic, and didactic strain that appears in the 1740's and 1750's; novels promoting new ideas about the nature of domestic life; novels by women and how they relate to the shift of subject matter, by writers such as Haywood, Sarah Scott and Frances Sheridan. This original and useful book revises traditional literary history by considering novels from those years in the context of the transformation of Britain in the eighteenth century.
Editors Note 1 The English Novel in History 1700-1780 traces the social and moral representations of the period in extended readings of the major novelists (Richardson, Fielding, Smollett, Burney and Sterne), as well as evaluating the importance of lesser known ones. John Richetti traces the shifting subject matter of the novel, discussing: scandalous and amatory fictions by Behn, Manley and Eliza Haywood; criminal narratives of the early part of the century by Defoe; the more disciplined, realistic, and didactic strain that appears in the 1740's and 1750's; novels promoting new ideas about the nature of domestic life; novels by women and how they relate to the shift of subject matter, by writers such as Haywood, Sarah Scott and Frances Sheridan. This original and useful book revises traditional literary history by considering novels from those years in the context of the transformation of Britain in the eighteenth century.
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