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The Resource Institutions of the English novel from Defoe to Scott, Homer Obed Brown

Institutions of the English novel from Defoe to Scott, Homer Obed Brown

Label
Institutions of the English novel from Defoe to Scott
Title
Institutions of the English novel from Defoe to Scott
Statement of responsibility
Homer Obed Brown
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this book Homer Obed Brown takes issue with the generally accepted origin of the novel in the early eighteenth century. Brown argues that what we now call the novel did not appear as a recognized single "genre" until the early nineteenth century, when the fictional prose narratives of the preceding century were grouped together under that name. After analyzing the figurative and thematic uses of private letters and social gossip in the constitution of the novel, Brown explores what was instituted in and by the fictions of Defoe, Fielding, Sterne, and Scott, with extensive discussion of the way Scott's work played a pivotal role in the novel's rise to institutional status. This study is an intriguing demonstration of how these earlier narratives are involved in the development and institution of such political and cultural concepts as self, personal identity, the family, and history, all of which contributed to the later possibility of the novel
Cataloging source
DLC
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1933-
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Brown, Homer Obed
Dewey number
823.009
Index
index present
LC call number
PR851
LC item number
.B75 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English fiction
  • English fiction
  • Literature and society
  • Literature and history
  • Canon (Literature)
Label
Institutions of the English novel from Defoe to Scott, Homer Obed Brown
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [203]-224) 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
  • Tristram to the Hebrews: Some Notes on the Institution of a Canonic Text
  • 5.
  • Sir Walter Scott and the Institution of History: The Jacobite Novels in the Relation of Fathers
  • 6.
  • The Institution of the English Novel
  • Introduction: Beginning with No Beginning
  • 1.
  • The Errant Letter and the Whispering Gallery
  • 2.
  • The Displaced Self in the Novels of Daniel Defoe
  • 3.
  • Tom Jones: The "Bastard" of History
  • 4.
Control code
35723732
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxiii, 228 pages
Isbn
9780812233834
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96047118
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Institutions of the English novel from Defoe to Scott, Homer Obed Brown
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [203]-224) 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
  • Tristram to the Hebrews: Some Notes on the Institution of a Canonic Text
  • 5.
  • Sir Walter Scott and the Institution of History: The Jacobite Novels in the Relation of Fathers
  • 6.
  • The Institution of the English Novel
  • Introduction: Beginning with No Beginning
  • 1.
  • The Errant Letter and the Whispering Gallery
  • 2.
  • The Displaced Self in the Novels of Daniel Defoe
  • 3.
  • Tom Jones: The "Bastard" of History
  • 4.
Control code
35723732
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxiii, 228 pages
Isbn
9780812233834
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96047118
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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