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The novel and the sea

Author: Margaret Cohen
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2010.
Series: Translation/transnation.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For a century, the history of the novel has been written in terms of nations and territories: the English novel, the French novel, the American novel. But what if novels were viewed in terms of the seas that unite these different lands? Examining works across two centuries, this work recounts the novel's rise, told from the perspective of the ship's deck and the allure of the oceans in the modern cultural  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret Cohen
ISBN: 9780691140650 0691140650 9780691155982 0691155984
OCLC Number: 587249007
Awards: Short-listed for American Comparative Literature Association's Harry Levin Prize 2011
Winner of American Society for 18th-Century Studies Louis Gotschalk Prize 2011
Description: xiii, 306 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction: seafaring Odysseus --
The mariner's craft --
Remarkable occurrences at sea and in the novel --
Sea adventure fiction, 1748-1824? --
Interlude: the sublimation of the sea --
Sea fiction in the nineteenth century: patriots, pirates, and supermen --
Sea fiction beyond the seas --
Afterword: Jack Aubrey, Jack Sparrow, and the Whole Sick Crew.
Series Title: Translation/transnation.
Responsibility: Margaret Cohen.

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Examining works across two centuries, this title recounts the novel's rise, told from the perspective of the ship's deck and the allure of the oceans in the modern cultural imagination.  Read more...

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Winner of the 2012 Barbara and George Perkins Prize, The International Society for the Study of Narrative Winner of the 2010-2011 Louis Gottschalk Prize, American Society for Eighteenth-Century Read more...

 
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