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The Cambridge Companion to the Eighteenth-Century Novel

The Cambridge Companion to the Eighteenth-Century Novel

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John Richetti, J. Paul Hunter, Max Novak, Michael Seidel, Margaret Anne Doody, Claude Rawson, Jonathan Lamb, Michael Rosenblum, Julia Epstein, Jane Spencer, John Mullan, James Carson
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  • Date Published: September 1996
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521429450

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  • This multifaceted picture of the British novel in its formative decades provides an indispensable guide for students of the eighteenth-century novel, and its place within the culture of its time. Drawing on new research in social and political history, the twelve contributors to this Companion challenge and refine the traditional view of the novel's origins and purposes. Sentimental and Gothic fiction, and fiction by women, are discussed, alongside detailed readings of work by Defoe, Swift, Richardson, Henry Fielding, Sterne, Smollett and Burney.

    • Unique volume offering the only comprehensive and up-to-date discussion for students of eighteenth-century British fiction
    • Detailed readings of canonical authors and texts in the contexts of non-canonical texts and social/cultural issues
    • Twelve original essays by leading scholars of eighteenth-century fiction and culture
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    "...especially persuasive in describing the new scene of writing opended by the novel....All in all, this is an indispensable guide and highly recommended." Choice

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    • Date Published: September 1996
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521429450
    • length: 300 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.49kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction John Richetti
    2. The novel and social/cultural history J. Paul Hunter
    3. Defoe as an innovator of fictional form Max Novak
    4. Gulliver's Travels and the contracts of fiction Michael Seidel
    5. Samuel Richardson: fiction and knowledge Margaret Anne Doody
    6. Henry Fielding Claude Rawson
    7. Sterne and irregular rhetoric Jonathan Lamb
    8. Smollett's Humphry Clinker Michael Rosenblum
    9. The romance in Frances Burney's novels Julia Epstein
    10. Women writers and the eighteenth-century novel Jane Spencer
    11. Sentimental novels John Mullan
    12. Enlightenment, popular culture and Gothic fiction James Carson.

  • Editor

    John Richetti, University of Pennsylvania


    John Richetti, J. Paul Hunter, Max Novak, Michael Seidel, Margaret Anne Doody, Claude Rawson, Jonathan Lamb, Michael Rosenblum, Julia Epstein, Jane Spencer, John Mullan, James Carson

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