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Narrating reality : Austen, Scott, Eliot

Author: Harry E Shaw
Publisher: Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Harry E. Shaw here offers a critique of nineteenth-century British realist fiction and our ways of understanding it. Paying close attention to the role of the narrator, he challenges the denigration of realism which has become a critical orthodoxy in recent decades."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Walter Scott; Walter Scott; George Eliot; Jane Austen; Jane Austen; George Eliot; Walter Scott, Sir; Walter Scott, Sir; Walter Scott, Sir; George Eliot; Jane Austen; Jane Austen; George Eliot; Walter Scott; Walter Scott; George Eliot; Jane Austen
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harry E Shaw
ISBN: 0801436729 9780801436727
OCLC Number: 40954222
Description: xiv, 280 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Realism and Its Problems --
2. Realism and Things --
3. An Approach to Realist Narratives --
4. Austen: Narrative, Plots, Distinctions, and Life in the Grain --
5. Scott: Realism and the Other --
6. Eliot: Narrating in History --
App. On Tropes and Master Tropes.
Responsibility: Harry E. Shaw.

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"Harry E. Shaw here offers a critique of nineteenth-century British realist fiction and our ways of understanding it. Paying close attention to the role of the narrator, he challenges the denigration of realism which has become a critical orthodoxy in recent decades."--Jacket.

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