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The Evolution of the French Novel, 1641-1782

Author: English Showalter
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2015], ©1972.
Series: Princeton legacy library.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In France between 1641 and 1782 the romance developed into the novel. Mr. Showalter's intensive study of the novel, particularly during the critical period 1700-1720, shows that an important movement toward nineteenth century realism was taking place. To trace this development the author has selected five phenomena-time, space, names, money, and the narrator-and follows their treatment throughout the period to show  Read more...
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Showalter, Elaine.
Evolution of the French Novel, 1641-1782.
Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2015
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: English Showalter
ISBN: 9781400871117 1400871115
OCLC Number: 902958367
Notes: Contents.
Description: 1 online resource (380 pages).
Contents: Frontmatter --
Preface --
Contents --
Introduction --
I. Romans, Romances, Nouvelles, and Novels --
II. Purposes of the Novel --
III. Techniques of Realism in Early Fiction --
IV. Robert Challe's Les lllustres Francoises --
V. The Individual Against Society in the Eighteenth- Century French Novel --
VI. The Emergence of the Novel --
Index.
Series Title: Princeton legacy library.
Responsibility: English Showalter, Jr.

Abstract:

In France between 1641 and 1782 the romance developed into the novel. Mr. Showalter's intensive study of the novel, particularly during the critical period 1700-1720, shows that an important movement toward nineteenth century realism was taking place. To trace this development the author has selected five phenomena-time, space, names, money, and the narrator-and follows their treatment throughout the period to show why romance tended toward the novel. To show the working-out of these ideas there is a detailed analysis of one novel, Robert Challe's Les Illustres Francoises, which can be prec.

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