A Companion to the Eighteenth-Century English Novel and Culture

A Companion to the Eighteenth-Century English Novel and Culture

Editor(s): Paula R. Backscheider, Catherine Ingrassia

Published Online: 26 NOV 2007

Print ISBN: 9781405101578

Online ISBN: 9780470996232

DOI: 10.1002/9780470996232

About this Book

A Companion to the Eighteenth-century Novel furnishes readers with a sophisticated vision of the eighteenth-century novel in its political, aesthetic, and moral contexts.

  • An up-to-date resource for the study of the eighteenth-century novel
  • Furnishes readers with a sophisticated vision of the eighteenth-century novel in its political, aesthetic, and moral context
  • Foregrounds those topics of most historical and political relevance to the twenty-first century
  • Explores formative influences on the eighteenth-century novel, its engagement with the major issues and philosophies of the period, and its lasting legacy
  • Covers both traditional themes, such as narrative authority and print culture, and cutting-edge topics, such as globalization, nationhood, technology, and science
  • Considers both canonical and non-canonical literature

Table of contents

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  1. Part One: Formative Influences

  2. Part Two: The World of the Eighteenth-Century Novel

  3. Part Three: The Novel's Modern Legacy

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