The Inn and the Traveller: Digressive Topographies in the Early Modern European Novel, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

The Inn and the Traveller

Digressive Topographies in the Early Modern European Novel, 1st Edition

By Will McMorran

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In the landscape of the early modern European comic novel the inn often features as a monument to digression - the perfect setting for chance encounters with strangers who always have a story to tell. This wide-ranging comparative study explores the special part played by the inn, tracing the progress of a succession of wayward heroes and narrators in five canonical texts: Cervantes's "Don Quijote", Scarron's "Roman comique", Fielding's "Joseph Andrews" and "Tom Jones", Sterne's "Tristram Shandy" and Diderot's "Jacques le fataliste". As this celebration of digressive fiction unfolds, a very different picture emerges of the novel's rise and development.

Subject Categories

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FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / General
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LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / General
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LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Journalism
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LITERARY CRITICISM / Renaissance