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The Resource Eighteenth-century fiction and the reinvention of wonder, Sarah Tindal Kareem

Eighteenth-century fiction and the reinvention of wonder, Sarah Tindal Kareem

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Eighteenth-century fiction and the reinvention of wonder
Title
Eighteenth-century fiction and the reinvention of wonder
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Tindal Kareem
Title variation
18th-century fiction and the reinvention of wonder
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
A footprint materializes mysteriously on a deserted shore; a giant helmet falls from the sky; a traveler awakens to find his horse dangling from a church steeple. Eighteenth-century fiction brims with moments such as these, in which the prosaic rubs up against the marvelous. While it is a truism that the period's literature is distinguished by its realism and air of probability, Eighteenth-Century Fiction and the Reinvention of Wonder argues that wonder is integral to-rather than antithetical to-the developing techniques of novelistic fiction. Positioning its reader on the cusp between recognition and estrangement, between faith and doubt, modern fiction hinges upon wonder. 'Eighteenth-Century Fiction and the Reinvention of Wonder's chapters unfold its new account of fiction's rise through surprising new readings of classic early novels-from Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe to Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey-as well as bringing to attention lesser known works, most notably Rudolf Raspe's Baron Munchausen's 'Narrative of His Marvellous Travels'. In this bold new account, the eighteenth century bears witness not to the world's disenchantment but rather to wonder's re-location from the supernatural realm to the empirical world, providing a re-evaluation not only of how we look back at the Enlightenment, but also of how we read today
Cataloging source
ERASA
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Kareem, Sarah Tindal
Dewey number
810/820
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR851
LC item number
.K29 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • English fiction
  • Curiosities and wonders in literature
Label
Eighteenth-century fiction and the reinvention of wonder, Sarah Tindal Kareem
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Publication
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
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rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: Wonder and the rise of fiction -- Wonder in the age of enlightenment -- Rethinking the real with Robinson Crusoe and David Hume -- Suspending the reader in Tom Jones and The Castle of Otranto -- "Marvelous tales of wonders performed, or rather, not performed" in Baron Munchausen's Narrative -- "A little voyage of discovery?": fiction and the pursuit of knowledge -- Epilogue
Control code
875151569
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiv, 288 pages
Isbn
9780199689101
Lccn
2014939134
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)875151569
Label
Eighteenth-century fiction and the reinvention of wonder, Sarah Tindal Kareem
Publication
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.
Contents
Introduction: Wonder and the rise of fiction -- Wonder in the age of enlightenment -- Rethinking the real with Robinson Crusoe and David Hume -- Suspending the reader in Tom Jones and The Castle of Otranto -- "Marvelous tales of wonders performed, or rather, not performed" in Baron Munchausen's Narrative -- "A little voyage of discovery?": fiction and the pursuit of knowledge -- Epilogue
Control code
875151569
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiv, 288 pages
Isbn
9780199689101
Lccn
2014939134
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)875151569

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