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Mobility in the English novel from Defoe to Austen

Author: Chris Ewers
Publisher: Woodbridge : Boydell Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A lively exploration of the relation between the arrival of the novel, the literary form that uses life-as-a-journey as its master trope, and the transport revolution in eighteenth-century Britain.
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(OCoLC)1007037470
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Ewers
ISBN: 9781787442726 1787442721
OCLC Number: 1025341263
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Frontcover --
Contents --
List of Illustrations --
Acknowledgements --
Notes on Text --
Introduction: Mobility and the eighteenth-century novel --
1. Travelling by sea and land in Robinson Crusoe --
2. Tom Jones and the epic of mobility --
3. Smollett and the changing landscape of the ramble --
4. Sterne and the invention of speed --
5. Crash: Sentimental journeys and alternative mobilities --
6. Northanger Abbey and Austenâ#x80;#x99;s â#x80;#x98;wandering storyâ#x80;#x99; --
Conclusion --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Chris Ewers.

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