The Realist Novel

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.

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415135719
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/27/1996
  • Series: Approaching Literature Series
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
The Genre approach 3
Reading Pride and Prejudice 31
Reading Frankenstein 61
The novel and society 97
Reading Great Expectations 135
Reading Fathers and Sons 167
Can realist novels survive? 191
Realism and romance 207
Realism and the novel form 214
Jane Austen and the war of ideas 224
The English novel 233
The realistic imagination 240
On Great Expectations 246
Culture and imperialism 253
The reality effect 258
Towards a methodology for the study of the novel 262
Bibliography 269
Acknowledgements 272
Index 273
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