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Nation & novel : the English novel from its origins to the present day

Author: Patrick Parrinder
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
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Presents the history of the English novel from its beginnings, tracing the form's distinctive and often subversive reflection of national identity across the centuries. This work provides both a  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Parrinder, Patrick.
Nation & novel.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006
(DLC) 2005029735
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick Parrinder
ISBN: 9780191532672 0191532673
OCLC Number: 252681171
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 502 p.)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction --
1. The novel and the nation --
2. Cavaliers, Puritans, and rogues : English prose fiction from 1485 to 1700 --
3. Cross-grained Crusoe : Defoe and the contradictions of Englishness --
4. Histories of rebellion : from 1688 to 1793 --
5. The novel of suffering : Richardson, Fielding, and Goldsmith --
6. The benevolent robber : from Fielding to the 1790s --
7. Romantic Toryism : Scott, Disraeli, and others --
8. Tory daughters and the politics of marriage : Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, and Elizabeth Gaskell --
9. 'Turn again, Dick Whittington!' : Dickens and the fiction of the city --
10. At home and abroad in Victorian and Edwardian fiction : from 'Vanity fair' to 'The secret agent' --
11. Puritan and provincial Englands : from Emily Brontë to D.H. Lawrence --
12. From Forster to Orwell : the novel of England's destiny --
13. From Kipling to independence : losing the empire --
14. Round tables : chivalry and the twentieth-century English novel sequence --
15. Inward migrations : multiculturalism, anglicization, and internal exile --
Conclusion. On Englishness and the twenty-first-century novel.
Other Titles: Nation and novel
Responsibility: Patrick Parrinder.
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this is a refreshingly ambitious book...[Parrinder] has a gift for succinct synopsis and the ability to evoke not just the matter of a novel but also its artistic effect. David Gervais, The Cambridge Read more...

 
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