A Companion to the Eighteenth-Century English Novel and Culture (Google eBook)

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Paula R. Backscheider, Catherine Ingrassia
John Wiley & Sons, Apr 15, 2008 - Literary Criticism - 568 pages
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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
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
Shared Bibliography
18
PART ONE Formative Influences
23
PART TWO The World of the EighteenthCentury Novel
165
PART THREE The Novels Modern Legacy
341
Index
539
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About the author (2008)

Paula R. Backscheider is Philpott-Stevens Eminent Scholar at Auburn University. A former president of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, she is best known as the author of Daniel Defoe: His Life (1989) and Eighteenth-Century Women Poets and Their Poetry (2005), for which she was co-winner of the Modern Language Association Lowell Prize.

Catherine Ingrassia is Professor of English at Virginia Commonwealth University. She is the author of Authorship, Commerce, and Gender in Early Eighteenth-Century England (1998) and the editor of Eliza Haywood's Anti-Pamela (2004).

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