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Novel Definitions: An Anthology of Commentary on the Novel, 1688-1815 Cheryl L. Nixon

Novel Definitions: An Anthology of Commentary on the Novel, 1688-1815

Cheryl L. Nixon

Published December 30th 2008
ISBN : 9781551116464
Paperback
435 pages
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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, includeMoreNovel 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.