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Eighteenth-century fiction and the reinvention of wonder

Author: Sarah Tindal Kareem
Publisher: Oxford Oxford University Press 2014
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Eighteenth-Century Fiction and the Reinvention of Wonder examines the place of wonder in eighteenth-century fiction, arguing that t wonder was, in fact, integral to-rather than antithetical to-the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Tindal Kareem
ISBN: 9780199689101 0199689105
OCLC Number: 949774291
Description: 278 p.
Contents: Introduction: Wonder and the Rise of Fiction ; 1. Wonder in the Age of Enlightenment ; 2. Rethinking the Real with Robinson Crusoe and David Hume ; 3. Suspending the Reader in Tom Jones and The Castle of Otranto ; 4. "Marvelous Tales of Wonders Performed, or rather, Not Performed" in Baron Munchausen's Narrative ; 5. "A Little Voyage of Discovery?": Fiction and the Pursuit of Knowledge ; Epilogue
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