About the Book :
The Cambridge History of the English Novel chronicles an ever-changing and developing body of fiction across three centuries. An interwoven narrative of the novel's progress unfolds in more than fifty chapters, charting continuities and innovations of structure, tracing lines of influence in terms of themes and techniques, and showing how greater and lesser authors shape the genre. Pushing beyond the usual period-centered boundaries, the History's emphasis on form reveals the range and depth the novel has achieved in English. This book will be indispensable for research libraries and scholars, but is accessibly written for students. Authoritative, bold and clear, the History raises multiple useful questions for future visions of the invention and re-invention of the novel.
Introduction; 1. The novel before 'the novel'; 2. Biographical form in the novel; 3. Legal discourse and novelistic form; 4. Novelistic history; 5. Interiorities; 6. Samuel Richardson; 7. Domesticity and novel narratives; 8. Obscenity and the erotics of fiction; 9. Cognitive alternatives to interiority; 10. The novel, the British nation, and Britain's four kingdoms; 11. Money's productivity in narrative fiction; 12. 'The southern unknown countries': imagining the Pacific in the eighteenth-century novel; 13. Editorial fictions: paratexts, fragments, and the novel; 14. Extraordinary narrators: it-narratives and metafiction; 15. Romance redivivus; 16. Gothic success and Gothic failure: formal innovation in a much-maligned genre; 17. Sir Walter Scott: historiography contested by fiction; 18. How and where we live now: Edgeworth, Austen, Dickens, and Trollope; 19. From Wollstonecraft to Gissing and Hardy: the revolutionary emergence of women, children, and labor in novelistic narrative; 20. Space and places (I): the four nations; 21. Dickens, Charlotte BrontGaskell: politics and its limits; 22. Populations: pictures of prose in Hardy, Austen, Eliot, and Thackeray; 23. The novel amid new sciences; 24. George Eliot's past and present: emblematic histories; 25. The Bildungsroman; 26. The novel and social cognition: internalist and externalist perspective; 27. Clamors of Eros; 28. The novel as immoral, antisocial force; 29. Sensations: Gothic, horror, crime fiction, detective fiction; 30. Realism and romance; 31. Representations of spaces and places (II): around the globe; 32. Imperial romance; 33. The art novel: impressionists and aesthetes; 34. The impact of lyric, drama, and verse narrative on novel form; 35. Henry James and Joseph Conrad: the pursuit of autonomy; 36. Joyce: the modernist novel's revolution in matter and manner; 37. Richardson, Woolf, Lawrence: the modernist novel's experiments with narrative (I) Mark Wollaeger; 38. Wells, Forster, Firbank, Lewis, Huxley, Compton-Burnett, Green: the modernist novel's experiments with narrative (II) Jonathan Greenberg; 39. Beyond autonomy: political dimensions of modernist novels; 40. Fiction by women: continuities and changes, 19301990; 41. The novel amidst other discourses; 42. The novel and thirty years of war; 43. Thrillers; 44. Novelistic complications of spaces and places: the four nations and regionalism; 45. The series novel: a dominant form; 46. The novel's West Indian revolution; 47. Post-war renewals of experiment, 19451979; 48. The novel amidst new technology and media; 49. Novels of same-sex desire; 50. From Wells to John Berger: the social democratic era of the novel; 51. The postcolonial novel: history and memory; 52. History and heritage: the English novel's persistent historiographical turn; 53. Twentieth-century satire: the poetics and politics of negativity; 54. Unending romance: science fiction and fantasy in the twentieth century; Bibliography; Index.
|Title:||The Cambridge History of the English Novel||Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Author:||Robert L Caserio Clement|
|No. of Pages:||958|
* The book summary and image may be of a different edition or binding of the same title.
* Book reviews are added by registered customers. They need not necessarily buy book.
* These books are NOT available for reading online or for free download in PDF or ebook format.
* Price can change due to reprinting, price change by publisher or sourcing cost change for imported books.
www.infibeam.com/Books is the biggest online bookstore in India for sale of books at best price - fiction, literature, audiobooks, study guides, novels, story books, rare books, textbooks and books by popular authors. These are available in various editions and bindings e.g. paperback and at best discount.
Safe & Secure Shopping