Novel definitions : an anthology of commentary on the novel, 1688-1815 (Book, 2009) [Beloit College]
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Novel definitions : an anthology of commentary on the novel, 1688-1815

Novel definitions : an anthology of commentary on the novel, 1688-1815

Author: Cheryl Nixon
Publisher: Peterborough, Ont. : Broadview Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Novel Definitions captures the lively critical debate surrounding the invention of the English novel, showing how the rise of the novel is accompanied by a rise in popular literary criticism. The over 135 pieces here, many newly-discovered, include essays, prefaces, reviews, and sermons written by authors ranging from Aphra Behn to Walter Scott. Novel Definitions brings together authors' commentary on their work;  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Anthologies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Novel definitions.
Peterborough, Ont. : Broadview Press, ©2009
(OCoLC)648997803
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cheryl Nixon
ISBN: 9781551116464 1551116464
OCLC Number: 271433307
Description: 435 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Part 1: Prefatory writing. The novel's relationship to fact, fiction, and truth ; The novel's definition as a romance, history, biography, or other form ; The novel's structuring of plot, character, style, and morality ; The novel's definition as a gothic, eastern, sentimental, political, or historical tale. --
Part 2: Critical essays. The novel's relation to fact, fiction, and the real ; The novel's definition as a romance, history, biography, or other form ; The novel's structuring of plot, character, style, and morality. --
Part 3: Cultural commentary. The novel's expanding popularity ; The novel's moral influence ; The novel's proper use by young people ; The novel's power over women ; The novel's threat to religion. --
Part 4: Book reviews. Competing reviews of the same novel ; Positive reviews of the novel's plot, character, style, and morality ; Negative reviews of the novel's plot, character, style, and morality ; Writers review the critics. --
Part 5: Histories of the novel. The rise of the novel.
Responsibility: edited by Cheryl Nixon.

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Novel Definitions captures the lively critical debate surrounding the invention of the English novel, showing how the rise of the novel is accompanied by a rise in popular literary criticism.  Read more...
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