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Eighteenth-Century Fiction on Screen
     

Eighteenth-Century Fiction on Screen

by Robert Mayer (Editor)
 

Offering an extensive introduction to cinematic representations of classic fiction of the eighteenth century, this study sheds new light on the process of converting prose fiction into film. The contributors provide a variety of theoretical and critical approaches to the process of bringing literary works to the screen. They consider a broad range of film and

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Offering an extensive introduction to cinematic representations of classic fiction of the eighteenth century, this study sheds new light on the process of converting prose fiction into film. The contributors provide a variety of theoretical and critical approaches to the process of bringing literary works to the screen. They consider a broad range of film and television adaptations, including several versions of Robinson Crusoe and adaptations of Gulliver's Travels, Clarissa and Tom Jones. This book appeals to students of literature and film alike.

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"...a refreshing contribution to the field of film and literature...a 'must read' for anyone interested in cinematic interpretations of eighteenth-century literature." Canadian Woman Studies

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521529105
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2010
Pages:
242
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.55(d)

Meet the Author

Robert Mayer is Associate Professor of English at Oklahoma State University. He is the author of History and the Early English Novel: Matters of Fact from Bacon to Defoe (Cambridge, 1997).

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