Atlas of the European Novel, 1800-1900

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Verso, 1999 - Literary Criticism - 206 pages
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In a series of 100 maps Atlas of the European Novel exposes the fascinating connections between literature and space. In this pioneering study Franco Moretti presents a fresh and exciting perspective by mapping the often unexpected relations between literature and geography.
 

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Contents

General you make use of maps
3
But we have no artistic atlases
6
Chapter i
11
Jane Austens Britain
12
Homeland
13
England and its double
18
Jane Austens Britain
19
The recent losses in the West India estate
24
Colonial romances
59
Village provinces metropolis
64
The European Bildungsroman
66
Theoretical interlude II Geography of plot
70
Chapter 2
75
The problem
77
We live in so different a part of town
79
The London of silverfork novels 181240
80

Colonial wealth in British sentimental novels
28
Geography of ideas
29
Far from the center
33
Historical novels
34
Theoretical interlude I Of space and style
40
The incorporation of the Scottish Lowlands in Waverley
41
Taking the high road
47
Spanish picaresque novels during the sixteenth and seven
49
The geographical setting of Hellenistic novels
52
A mighty big river resembling an immense snake uncoiled 5 8
58
A mosaic of little worlds
87
Demography of Balzacs Paris according to Norah Stevenson
88
Fear in Paris
101
Theoretical interlude III Stories of the Third
105
Fields of power
110
Very Curiously Brought Together
124
Experiments upon diagrams
144
Sustained by its historical backwardness
195
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Franco Moretti teaches English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. He is the author of Signs Taken for Wonders, The Way of the World and Modern Epic, all from Verso.

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