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The origins of the English novel, 1600-1740

Author: Michael McKeon
Publisher: Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, [2002]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 15th anniversary editionView 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
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael McKeon
ISBN: 0801869951 9780801869952 0801869595 9780801869594
OCLC Number: 48876538
Description: xxix, 529 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction : Dialectical Method in Literary History --
The Destabilization of Generic Categories. "Romance" as a Simple Abstraction ; Precursors Revolutions : The Greek Enlightenment ; Precursor Revolutions : The Twelfth-Century Renaissance ; Historicism and the Historical Revolution ; The Claim to Historicity ; Native Empiricism and Extreme Skepticism ; Romance, Antiromance, True History --
The Evidence of the Senses : Secularization and Epistemological Crisis. The Contradictory Unity of the New Philosophy ; "Natural History" as a Narrative Model ; "Religion versus Science" and the Problem of Mediation ; The Literalizing of Revelation ; Apparition Narratives --
Histories of the Individual. From Saint's Life to Spiritual Biography ; From Picaresque to Criminal Biography ; From Christian Pilgrimage to Scientific Travel ; The Empirical Style Becomes Problematic ; The Emergence of Extreme Skepticism ; Toward Realism, the Aesthetic, and Human Creativity --
The Destabilization of Social Categories. Aristocratic Ideology ; Precursor Revolutions: The Greek Enlightenment ; Precursor Revolutions : The Twelfth-Century Renaissance ; Progressive Ideology and the Transvaluation of Honor ; The Rise of the Gentry ; From Status to Class ; The Persistence of the Aristocracy ; The Formation of Conservative Ideology ; Understanding Status Inconsistency --
Absolutism and Capitalist Ideology : The Volatility of Reform. The Absolute Prince Absolutized ; Sword and Robe ; Protestants and Capitalists ; Evaluating Human Appetites ;; Progressive Ideology and Conservative Ideology --
Stories of Virtue. Novelistic Narrative as Historical Explanation ; Historical Models for Progressive Narratives ; Historical Models for Conservative Narratives ; Ideological Implications of Generic Models ; The Gendering of Ideology ; The Conflation of Truth and Virtue --
Romance Transformations (I) : Cervantes and the Disenchantment of the World --
Romance Transformations (II) : Bunyan and the Literalization of Allegory --
Parables of the Younger Son (I) : Defoe and the Naturalization of Desire --
Parables of the Younger Son (II) : Swift and the Containment of Desire --
The Institutionalization of Conflict (I) : Richardson and the Domestication of Service --
The Institutionalization of Conflict (II): Fielding and the Instrumentality of Belief.
Responsibility: Michael McKeon ; with a new introduction by the author.
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The last two decades have been turbulent ones for the study of the novel, and most of the waves have been created by Michael McKeon... The fifteenth anniversary edition... offers the opportunity to Read more...

 
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