An Introduction To Eighteenth-Century Fiction

An Introduction To Eighteenth-Century Fiction

by John Skinner
     
 

An Introduction to Eighteenth-Century Fiction deals with fiction of the "long 18th century", using a clearly defined pool of texts and corpus of writers. The first part of the study discusses the broader issues of definitions and approaches, genre and gender, and canon formation; the second part, after a more general discussion of Richardson and Fielding,

Overview

An Introduction to Eighteenth-Century Fiction deals with fiction of the "long 18th century", using a clearly defined pool of texts and corpus of writers. The first part of the study discusses the broader issues of definitions and approaches, genre and gender, and canon formation; the second part, after a more general discussion of Richardson and Fielding, offers a series of five paired readings, juxtaposing texts by Behn and Defoe, Sterne and Smollett, Lennox and Burney, Radcliffe and Godwin and Austen.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780333776247
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
09/08/2001
Pages:
331
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.87(d)

Meet the Author

John Skinner is Professor of English, University of Turku.

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