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The Resource Crime and Defoe : a new kind of writing, Lincoln B. Faller

Crime and Defoe : a new kind of writing, Lincoln B. Faller

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Crime and Defoe : a new kind of writing
Title
Crime and Defoe
Title remainder
a new kind of writing
Statement of responsibility
Lincoln B. Faller
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • This book seeks to recover something of the original excitement, challenge, and significance of Defoe's four novels of criminal life by reading them within and against the conventions of early eighteenth-century criminal biography. Crime raised deeply troubling questions in Defoe's time, not least because it seemed a powerful sign of the breakdown of traditional social authority and order. Arguing that Defoe's novels provided ways of facing working through, as well as avoiding, certain of the moral and intellectual difficulties that crime raised for him and his readers, Faller shows how the "literary," even "aesthetic" qualities of his fiction contributed to these ends. Analyzing the various ways in which Defoe's novels exploited, deformed, and departed from the genre they imitate, this book attempts to define the specific social and political (which is to say moral and ideological) value of a given set of "literary" texts against those of a more "ordinary" form of narrative
  • Moll Flanders, Colonel Jack, and Roxana are given extended readings in individual chapters. Other topics considered at length include the vexed question of Defoe's realism, his own version of reader response theory and how he deploys it, the novels' structural imitation of providential design, and his recurrent, almost obsessive effort to blunt or deny the commonly held notion that trade was somehow equivalent to theft
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DLC
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Faller, Lincoln B
Dewey number
823/.5
Index
index present
LC call number
PR3408.C76
LC item number
F35 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in eighteenth-century English literature and thought
Series volume
16
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  • Defoe, Daniel
  • Crime
  • Criminals
  • Social problems in literature
  • Criminals in literature
  • Crime in literature
Label
Crime and Defoe : a new kind of writing, Lincoln B. Faller
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Publication
Note
Spine title: Crime & Defoe
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
25915209
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 263 pages
Isbn
9780521420860
Lccn
92017642
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1513867
Label
Crime and Defoe : a new kind of writing, Lincoln B. Faller
Publication
Note
Spine title: Crime & Defoe
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
25915209
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 263 pages
Isbn
9780521420860
Lccn
92017642
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1513867

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