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The Social Impact of the Novel, A Reference Guide

Contains entries that provide information on two hundred novels written in or translated into English, each including publication data, discussion of historical context, an assessment of the public’s reaction to the work and its influence, and a bibliographical citation. Arranged geographically.

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The Origins of the English Novel, 1600-1740

The novel emerged, McKeon contends, as a cultural instrument designed to engage the epistemological and social crises of the age.

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The Origins of the English Novel, 1600-1740

The novel emerged, McKeon contends, as a cultural instrument designed to engage the epistemological and social crises of the age.

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The Origins of the English Novel, 1600-1740

The novel emerged, McKeon contends, as a cultural instrument designed to engage the epistemological and social crises of the age.

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Funny books

Funny Words in Plautine Comedy

Plautus, Rome’s earliest extant poet, was acclaimed by ancient critics above all for his mastery of language and his felicitous jokes; and yet in modern times relatively little attention has been devoted to elucidating these elements fully. In Funny Words in Plautine Comedy, Michael Fontaine reassesses some of the premises and nature of Plautus’ comedies.…

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Cervantes’s Novel of Modern Times, A New Reading of Don Quijote

Offering a radical reading of ‘Don Quijote’, this work argues that it is much greater than the sum of its famous parts, discovering a unified narrative and deliberate thematic design in a novel long taught as the very definition of the picaresque and as a rambling succession of individual episodes.

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Satire, History, Novel, Narrative Forms, 1665-1815

Narrative satire was one of the dominant literary forms of the 18th century, but it came to be displaced by novelistic and historical forms of narrative. Palmeri (English, U. of Miami) argues that these new forms defined themselves in opposition to satire, but also by appropriating elements of satir

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The Ancient Novel and Beyond

This collection of wide-ranging essays offers a fascinating overview of current scholarly approaches to the ancient novel and related texts. These are discussed in their literary, cultural and social context, and as sources of inspiration for Byzantine and modern fiction.

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Ralph Ellison and the Politics of the Novel

In this engaging study, H. William Rice illuminates the mystery that is Ralph Ellison: the author of one complex, important novel who failed to complete his second; a black intellectual who remained notably reticent on political issues during the desegregation of his native South. Rice reads both Invisible Man and the posthumously published Juneteenth as…

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A Companion to Science Fiction

A Companion to Science Fiction assembles essays by aninternational range of scholars which discuss the contexts, themesand methods used by science fiction writers. This Companion conveys the scale and variety of sciencefiction. Shows how science fiction has been used as a means of debatingcultural issues. Essays by an international range of scholars discuss thecontexts, themes…