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The Cambridge Companion to European Novelists

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Michael Bell, Edwin Williamson, Cynthia Wall, Thomas Keymer, Thomas Lockwood, Timothy O'Hagan, Michael Bell, Martin Swales, Susan Manning, Ann Jefferson, David Punter, Michael Tilby, John Bowen, John Rignall, Timothy Unwin, Sarah Young, Donna Tussing Orwin, Brian Nelson, Angus Wrenn, Marion Schmid, Ritchie Robertson, Christopher Butler, Laura Marcus, Leslie Hill, Rajendra A. Chitnis
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  • Date Published: July 2012
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521735698

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  • A lively and comprehensive account of the whole tradition of European fiction for students and teachers of comparative literature, this volume covers twenty-five of the most significant and influential novelists in Europe from Cervantes to Kundera. Each essay examines an author's use of, and contributions to the genre, and also engages in an important aspect of the form, such as its relation to romance or one of its sub-genres, such as the Bildungsroman. Larger theoretical questions are introduced through specific readings of exemplary novels. Taking a broad historical and geographic view, the essays keep in mind the role the novel itself has played in the development of European national identities and in cultural history over the last four centuries. While conveying essential introductory information for new readers, these authoritative essays reflect up-to-date scholarship and also review, and sometimes challenge, conventional accounts.

    • Compact new essays on 25 European writers of fiction, from Cervantes to Kundera
    • Ideal for survey courses in the novel and in European and comparative literature, as well as for readers of fiction
    • Includes suggested further reading and an introduction charting the European literary tradition
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    "Each chapter includes a bibliography of primary texts and suggestions for further reading, and Bell frankly and honestly admits that the book leaves out many important novelists, some of whom are listed in a long sentence that ends, appropriately enough, in an ellipsis."
    --Choice

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    • Date Published: July 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521735698
    • length: 474 pages
    • dimensions: 227 x 152 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.75kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction: the novel in Europe, 1600–1900 Michael Bell
    1. Miguel de Cervantes Edwin Williamson
    2. Daniel Defoe Cynthia Wall
    3. Samuel Richardson Thomas Keymer
    4. Henry Fielding Thomas Lockwood
    6. Jean-Jacques Rousseau Timothy O'Hagan
    7. Laurence Sterne Michael Bell
    8. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Martin Swales
    9. Walter Scott Susan Manning
    10. Stendhal Ann Jefferson
    11. Mary Shelley David Punter
    12. Honoré de Balzac Michael Tilby
    13. Charles Dickens John Bowen
    14. George Eliot John Rignall
    15. Gustave Flaubert Timothy Unwin
    16. Fyodor Dostoevsky Sarah Young
    17. Leo Tolstoy Donna Tussing Orwin
    18. Emile Zola Brian Nelson
    19. Henry James Angus Wrenn
    20. Marcel Proust Marion Schmid
    21. Thomas Mann Ritchie Robertson
    22. James Joyce Christopher Butler
    23. Virginia Woolf Laura Marcus
    24. Samuel Beckett Leslie Hill
    25. Milan Kundera Rajendra A. Chitnis
    Conclusion: the European novel after 1900 Michael Bell
    Further reading
    Index.

  • Editor

    Michael Bell, University of Warwick
    Michael Bell is Professor Emeritus in the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies at the University of Warwick.

    Contributors

    Michael Bell, Edwin Williamson, Cynthia Wall, Thomas Keymer, Thomas Lockwood, Timothy O'Hagan, Michael Bell, Martin Swales, Susan Manning, Ann Jefferson, David Punter, Michael Tilby, John Bowen, John Rignall, Timothy Unwin, Sarah Young, Donna Tussing Orwin, Brian Nelson, Angus Wrenn, Marion Schmid, Ritchie Robertson, Christopher Butler, Laura Marcus, Leslie Hill, Rajendra A. Chitnis

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