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Giants of the British novel. Part I : the rise of the novel, and the first British masters

Author: Timothy Baker Shutt
Publisher: Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, ℗2014.
Series: Modern scholar.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : English
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It can reasonably be argued that the British invented the novel, and understanding the way in which the novel, as a literary form, developed in Britain is key to understanding the literary form itself. Professor Shutt takes listeners on a panoramic journey across the colorful landscape of British novelists, beginning with Daniel Defoe in the early 18th century and proceeding all the way to the mesmerizing works of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Samuel Richardson; Sir Walter Scott
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy Baker Shutt
ISBN: 9781470384357 1470384353
OCLC Number: 883353941
Notes: Compact disc.
Performer(s): Lecturer: Timothy B. Shutt, Kenyon College.
Description: 4 audio discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Disc 1. lecture 1. Antecedents and precursors : what is a novel? ; lecture 2. Daniel Defoe and "Robinson Crusoe" --
disc 2. lecture 3. Samuel Richardson : "Clarissa" and "Pamela" ; lecture 4. Henry Fielding and "Tom Jones" --
disc 3. lecture 5. Tobias Smollett and others : the novel of sentiment and the Gothic novel ; lecture 6. Laurence Sterne and "Tristram Shandy" --
disc 4. lecture 7. Sir Walter Scott, "The heart of Midlothian," and the historical novel ; lecture 8. Jane Austen.
Series Title: Modern scholar.
Other Titles: Rise of the novel, and the first British masters
Responsibility: by Timothy B. Shutt.

Abstract:

It can reasonably be argued that the British invented the novel, and understanding the way in which the novel, as a literary form, developed in Britain is key to understanding the literary form itself. Professor Shutt takes listeners on a panoramic journey across the colorful landscape of British novelists, beginning with Daniel Defoe in the early 18th century and proceeding all the way to the mesmerizing works of Jane Austen in the early 19th century.

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