The Cambridge Companion to the Eighteenth-Century Novel
Cambridge University Press, Sep 5, 1996 - Literary Criticism - 283 pages
This multifaceted picture of the British novel in its formative decades provides an indispensable guide for students of the eighteenth-century novel, and its place within the culture of its time. Drawing on new research in social and political history, the twelve contributors to this Companion challenge and refine the traditional view of the novel's origins and purposes. Sentimental and Gothic fiction, and fiction by women, are discussed, alongside detailed readings of work by Defoe, Swift, Richardson, Henry Fielding, Sterne, Smollett and Burney.
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List of Contributors
The novel and socialcultural history
Defoe as an innovator of fictional form
Gullivers Travels and the contracts of fiction
Samuel Richardson fiction and knowledge
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