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The Resource Novel definitions : an anthology of commentary on the novel, 1688-1815, edited by Cheryl Nixon

Novel definitions : an anthology of commentary on the novel, 1688-1815, edited by Cheryl Nixon

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Novel definitions : an anthology of commentary on the novel, 1688-1815
Title
Novel definitions
Title remainder
an anthology of commentary on the novel, 1688-1815
Statement of responsibility
edited by Cheryl Nixon
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Novel Definitions captures the lively critical debate surrounding the invention of the English novel, showing how the rise of the novel is accompanied by a rise in popular literary criticism. The over 135 pieces here, many newly-discovered, include essays, prefaces, reviews, and sermons written by authors ranging from Aphra Behn to Walter Scott. Novel Definitions brings together authors' commentary on their work; debates concerning the novel's formal qualities and cultural position, including who should read novels; reviewers' definitions of the qualities that make a novel successful; and literary historians' first attempts to write the history of the novel."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
NLC
Dewey number
823/.509
Index
index present
LC call number
PR853
LC item number
.N68 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Nixon, Cheryl
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English fiction
  • Criticism
  • Literature and society
  • Great Britain
  • Roman anglais
  • Critique
  • Littérature et société
Label
Novel definitions : an anthology of commentary on the novel, 1688-1815, edited by Cheryl Nixon
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1: Prefatory writing. The novel's relationship to fact, fiction, and truth ; The novel's definition as a romance, history, biography, or other form ; The novel's structuring of plot, character, style, and morality ; The novel's definition as a gothic, eastern, sentimental, political, or historical tale. -- Part 2: Critical essays. The novel's relation to fact, fiction, and the real ; The novel's definition as a romance, history, biography, or other form ; The novel's structuring of plot, character, style, and morality. -- Part 3: Cultural commentary. The novel's expanding popularity ; The novel's moral influence ; The novel's proper use by young people ; The novel's power over women ; The novel's threat to religion. -- Part 4: Book reviews. Competing reviews of the same novel ; Positive reviews of the novel's plot, character, style, and morality ; Negative reviews of the novel's plot, character, style, and morality ; Writers review the critics. -- Part 5: Histories of the novel. The rise of the novel
Control code
271433307
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
435 pages
Isbn
9781551116464
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)271433307
Label
Novel definitions : an anthology of commentary on the novel, 1688-1815, edited by Cheryl Nixon
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1: Prefatory writing. The novel's relationship to fact, fiction, and truth ; The novel's definition as a romance, history, biography, or other form ; The novel's structuring of plot, character, style, and morality ; The novel's definition as a gothic, eastern, sentimental, political, or historical tale. -- Part 2: Critical essays. The novel's relation to fact, fiction, and the real ; The novel's definition as a romance, history, biography, or other form ; The novel's structuring of plot, character, style, and morality. -- Part 3: Cultural commentary. The novel's expanding popularity ; The novel's moral influence ; The novel's proper use by young people ; The novel's power over women ; The novel's threat to religion. -- Part 4: Book reviews. Competing reviews of the same novel ; Positive reviews of the novel's plot, character, style, and morality ; Negative reviews of the novel's plot, character, style, and morality ; Writers review the critics. -- Part 5: Histories of the novel. The rise of the novel
Control code
271433307
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
435 pages
Isbn
9781551116464
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)271433307

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