The Realist Novel: An Introductory Textbook / Edition 1

The Realist Novel: An Introductory Textbook / Edition 1

by Dennis Walder
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415135729

ISBN-13: 9780415135726

Pub. Date: 03/28/1996

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This book guides the student through the fundamentals of this enduring literary form. By using carefully selected novels and discussing a wide range of authors including Emily Dickinson and John Kincaid, the authors provide a lively examination of the particular themes and modes of realist novels of the period. This is the only book currently available to provide

Overview

This book guides the student through the fundamentals of this enduring literary form. By using carefully selected novels and discussing a wide range of authors including Emily Dickinson and John Kincaid, the authors provide a lively examination of the particular themes and modes of realist novels of the period. This is the only book currently available to provide such a wide range of primary and secondary material and is the prefect resource for a literature degree.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415135726
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/28/1996
Series:
Approaching Literature Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
7.37(w) x 9.62(h) x 0.76(d)

Table of Contents

CONTENTS: Part I: 1. The genre approach - Dennis Walder; 2. Reading Pride and Prejudice - Dennis Walder and Pam Morris; 3. Reading Frankenstein - Richard Allen; 4. The novel and society - Dennis Walder, Stephen Regan, Pam Morris and Richard Allen; 5. Reading Great Expectations - Dennis Walder; 6. Reading Fathers and Sons - Dennis Walder, Glyn Turton and Pam Morris; 7. Can realist novels survive? - Richard Allen and Dennis Walder; Part II: Realism and romance - Arnold Kettle; Realism and the novel form - Ian Watt; Jane Austen and the war of ideas - Marilyn Butler; The English Novel - Raymond Williams; The realist imagination - George Levine; On Great Expectations - Dorothy Van Ghent; Culture and imperialism - Edward Said; The reality effect - Roland Barthes; Towards a methodology for the study of the novel - Mikhail Bakhtin

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