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Eighteenth-Century Fiction on Screen

Eighteenth-Century Fiction on Screen


Robert Mayer, Peter Cosgrove, Catherine N. Parke, Alan Chalmers, Martin C. Battestin, Cynthis Wall, Alan J. Singerman, Kevin Jackson, Richard Frohock, Margaret McCarthy, Janet Sorensen
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  • Date Published: September 2002
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521529105

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  • Eighteenth-Century Fiction on Screen offers an extensive introduction to cinematic representations of the eighteenth century, mostly derived from classic fiction of that period, and sheds light on the process of making prose fiction into film. The contributors provide a variety of theoretical and critical approaches to the process of bringing literary works to the screen. They consider a broad range of film and television adaptations, including several versions of Robinson Crusoe; three films of Moll Flanders; American, British, and French television adaptations of Gulliver's Travels, Clarissa, Tom Jones, and Jacques le fataliste; Wim Wender's film version of Goethe's Wilhelm Meister's Apprentice Years; the controversial film of Diderot's La Religieuese; and French and Anglo-American motion pictures based on Les Liaisons dangereuses among others. This book will appeal to students and scholars of literature and film alike.

    • Treats a wide range of novels and cinematographers, including: Robinson Crusoe, Moll Flanders, Gulliver's Travels and Tom Jones, Stanley Kubrick, Luis Bunuel and Wim Wenders
    • The essays shed light on a variety of approaches to the crucial question of the relationship between prose fiction and film
    • Well illustrated volume
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    Product details

    • Date Published: September 2002
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521529105
    • length: 242 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.36kg
    • contains: 19 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction: Is there a text in the screening room? Robert Mayer
    1. The cinema of attractions and the novel in Barry Lyndon and Tom Jones Peter Cosgrove
    2. Three cinematic Robinsonades Robert Mayer
    3. Adaptations of Moll Flanders Catherine N. Parke
    4. Film, censorship, and the 'corrupt original' of Gulliver's Travels Alan Chalmers
    5. Adapting Fielding for film and television Martin C. Battestin
    6. The spaces of Clarissa in text and film Cynthia Wall
    7. Jacques le fataliste on film: from metafiction to metacinema Alan J. Singerman
    8. 'Carnal to the point of scandal': on the affair of La religieuse Kevin Jackson
    9. Adaptations and cultural criticism: Les liaisons dangereuses 1960 and Dangerous Liaisons Richard Frohock
    10. Mapping Goethe's Wilhelm Meister onto Wenders's Wrong Move Margaret McCarthy
    11. Rob Roy: the other eighteenth century? Janet Sorensen

  • Editor

    Robert Mayer, Oklahoma State University
    Robert Mayer is Associate Professor of English at Oklahoma State University. He is the author of History and the Early English Novel: Matters of Fact from Bacon to Defoe (Cambridge, 1997).


    Robert Mayer, Peter Cosgrove, Catherine N. Parke, Alan Chalmers, Martin C. Battestin, Cynthis Wall, Alan J. Singerman, Kevin Jackson, Richard Frohock, Margaret McCarthy, Janet Sorensen

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