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From Fiction to the Novel

ISBN 9780367896010
Published January 19, 2022 by Routledge
234 Pages

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Book Description

Originally published in 1987, this title is a comprehensive study focused on experimental forms in eighteenth-century fiction. It suggests that the eighteenth-century novel is misread because it is judged with the templates of nineteenth and twentieth century versions of ‘the novel’ in mind, rather than as a standalone genre. Looking at works from well-known authors of the time this learned and lively book, gently but precisely undermines a basic category of modern literary understanding.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.  1. ‘A Small Tale, Generally of Love’  2. ‘On Fable and Romance’  3. Amelia’s Nose: Perceptions of Reality  4. ‘Romances, Chocolate, Novels, and the Like Inflamers’  5. Motley Emblems and Much Wanted Standards  6. ‘The Most Heterogeneous Ideas are Yoked by Violence Together’.  Notes.  Index.

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