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The Resource Beginning's ends : new senses of ending and the eighteenth-century novel, by Emily Clare Friedman, (electronic resource)

Beginning's ends : new senses of ending and the eighteenth-century novel, by Emily Clare Friedman, (electronic resource)

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Beginning's ends : new senses of ending and the eighteenth-century novel
Title
Beginning's ends
Title remainder
new senses of ending and the eighteenth-century novel
Statement of responsibility
by Emily Clare Friedman
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Language
eng
Summary
This dissertation argues that an examination of innovative endings in both canonized and forgotten eighteenth-century prose fiction contributes to our understanding of the early novel. When endings have been discussed in previous scholarship, it has usually been to show how they fit into (or deviate from) a set of expectations about what a novel ending looks like. The assumptions about where these expectations come from are rarely - if ever - articulated. In consequence, there is a discrepancy between how we talk about narrative expectations and what readers actually encountered in the eighteenth-century novel. I argue that novel endings do not suddenly become dynamic at the beginning of the nineteenth century but rather that such dynamism is built into the novel form. Each chapter focuses on a particular thread of innovation during this period. I examine several sorts of endings that highlight the discrepancy between what we say about the early novel and what was actually happening: a canonical author's least-read text (Richardson's Sir Charles Grandison), a neglected author's texts (the experimental work of Sarah Fielding), one of the most well-known endings of the eighteenth-century (William Godwin's Caleb Williams), and the work of a canonical woman writer working in multiple genres across a long period of time (diarist, playwright, and novelist Frances Burney). This dissertation serves as part of what I hope is a growing chorus of works calling for more comprehensive mapping of the early novel's narrative features
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MUU
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Friedman, Emily Clare
Degree
Ph. D.
Dissertation year
2009.
Granting institution
University of Missouri--Columbia
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
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1967-
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  • Justice, George
  • Looser, Devoney
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  • Fielding, Sarah
  • Godwin, William
  • Burney, Fanny
  • Richardson, Samuel
  • Fiction
  • Openings (Rhetoric)
  • Closure (Rhetoric)
Target audience
specialized
Label
Beginning's ends : new senses of ending and the eighteenth-century novel, by Emily Clare Friedman, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Note
  • Title from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on September 28, 2010)
  • The entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file
  • Dissertation advisor: Dr. George Justice and Dr. Devoney Looser
  • Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
723250323
Extent
1 online resource (iv, 246 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
MU: Access is limited to the University of Missouri - Columbia.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)723250323
Label
Beginning's ends : new senses of ending and the eighteenth-century novel, by Emily Clare Friedman, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • Title from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on September 28, 2010)
  • The entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file
  • Dissertation advisor: Dr. George Justice and Dr. Devoney Looser
  • Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
723250323
Extent
1 online resource (iv, 246 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
MU: Access is limited to the University of Missouri - Columbia.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)723250323

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