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The origins of the English novel, 1600-1740

Author: Michael McKeon
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 15th anniversary ed.View all editions and formats

The novel emerged, McKeon contends, as a cultural instrument designed to engage the epistemological and social crises of the age.


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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael McKeon
ISBN: 0801869951 9780801869952 0801869595 9780801869594
OCLC Number: 49403093
Notes: Originally published: ©1987.
Description: xxix, 529 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Contents: Acknowledgments Introduction to the Fifteenth Anniversary Edition Introduction: Dialectical Method in Literary History PART I QUESTIONS OF TRUTH Chapter One: The Destabilization of Generic Categories Chapter Two: The Evidence of the Senses: Secularization and Epistemological Crisis Chapter Three: Histories of the Individual PART II QUESTIONS OF VIRTUE Chapter Four: The Destabilization of Social Categories Chapter Five: Absolutism and Capitalist Ideology: The Volatility of Reform Chapter Six: Stories of Virtue PART III THE DIALECTICAL CONSTITUTION OF THE NOVEL Chapter Seven: Romance Transformations (I) : Cervantes and the Disenchantment of the World Chapter Eight: Romance Transformations (II) : Bunyan and Literalization of Allegory Chapter Nine: Parables of the Younger Son (I) : Defoe and the Naturalization of Desire Chapter Ten: Parables of the Younger Son (II) : Swift and the Containment of Desire Chapter Eleven: The Institutionalization of Conflict (I) : Richardson and the Domestication of Service Chapter Twelve: The Institutionalization of Conflict (II) : Fielding and the Instrumentality of Belief Conclusion Notes Index
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