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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
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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:AcknowledgmentsIntroduction to the Fifteenth Anniversary EditionIntroduction: Dialectical Method in Literary HistoryPART I QUESTIONS OF TRUTHChapter One: The Destabilization of Generic CategoriesChapter Two: The Evidence of the Senses: Secularization and Epistemological CrisisChapter Three: Histories of the IndividualPART II QUESTIONS OF VIRTUEChapter Four: The Destabilization of Social CategoriesChapter Five: Absolutism and Capitalist Ideology: The Volatility of ReformChapter Six: Stories of VirtuePART III THE DIALECTICAL CONSTITUTION OF THE NOVELChapter Seven: Romance Transformations (I) : Cervantes and the Disenchantment of the WorldChapter Eight: Romance Transformations (II) : Bunyan and Literalization of AllegoryChapter Nine: Parables of the Younger Son (I) : Defoe and the Naturalization of DesireChapter Ten: Parables of the Younger Son (II) : Swift and the Containment of DesireChapter Eleven: The Institutionalization of Conflict (I) : Richardson and the Domestication of ServiceChapter Twelve: The Institutionalization of Conflict (II) : Fielding and the Instrumentality of BeliefConclusionNotesIndex
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