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Before Jane Austen : the shaping of the English novel in the eighteenth century

Author: Harrison R Steeves
Publisher: New York : Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1965.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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Discusses Daniel Defoe, Jonathan Swift, Samuel Richardson, Henry Fielding, Tobias Smollett, Laurence Sterne, Oliver Goldsmith, Henry MacKenzie, Frances Burney, Samuel Johnson, William Beckford, Horace Walpole, Ann Radcliffe, Matthew Gregory Lewis, Robert Bage, Mary Wollstonecraft, Maria Edgeworth, Jane Austen, William Godwin, and Thomas Holcroft.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Steeves, Harrison R. (Harrison Ross), b. 1881.
Before Jane Austen.
New York, Holt, Rinehart and Winston [1965]
(OCoLC)610436349
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harrison R Steeves
OCLC Number: 965402
Description: xii, 399 pages : illustrations (some color), facsimiles ; 24 cm
Contents: View from Pisgah --
From Arcadia to Mount Zion --
Man on an island (Daniel Defoe) --
Saeva indignatio (Jonathan Swift) --
Virtue rewarded (Samuel Richardson) --
Sex in the eighteenth-century perspective --
A manly man (Henry Fielding) --
Sad dogs and saints (Tobias Smollett) --
Sentimentalism: a literary epidemic --
1750: retrospect and prospect --
A fellow of infinite jest (Laurence Sterne) --
The later sentimentalists (Goldsmith and Mackenzie) --
A young lady's entrance into the world (Frances Burney) --
Oriental romance (Johnson and Beckford) --
The Gothic romance (Walpole, Ann Radcliffe, Lewis) --
An eighteenth-century Shaw (Robert Bage) --
Social justice (Holcroft, Godwin, Mary Wollstonecraft) --
End of a century (principally Maria Edgeworth) --
And Jane Austen.
Responsibility: by Harrison R. Steeves ; with contemporary eighteenth-century illustrations.

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Discusses Daniel Defoe, Jonathan Swift, Samuel Richardson, Henry Fielding, Tobias Smollett, Laurence Sterne, Oliver Goldsmith, Henry MacKenzie, Frances Burney, Samuel Johnson, William Beckford, Horace Walpole, Ann Radcliffe, Matthew Gregory Lewis, Robert Bage, Mary Wollstonecraft, Maria Edgeworth, Jane Austen, William Godwin, and Thomas Holcroft.

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