The Rise of the Novel / Edition 1

The Rise of the Novel / Edition 1

by Ian Watt
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520230698

ISBN-13: 9780520230699

Pub. Date: 06/01/2001

Publisher: University of California Press

The Rise of the Novel is Ian Watt's classic description of the interworkings of social conditions, changing attitudes, and literary practices during the period when the novel emerged as the dominant literary form of the individualist era.


In a new foreword, W. B. Carnochan accounts for the increasing interest in the English novel, including the

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The Rise of the Novel is Ian Watt's classic description of the interworkings of social conditions, changing attitudes, and literary practices during the period when the novel emerged as the dominant literary form of the individualist era.


In a new foreword, W. B. Carnochan accounts for the increasing interest in the English novel, including the contributions that Ian Watt's study made to literary studies: his introduction of sociology and philosophy to traditional criticism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520230699
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
06/01/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
339
Sales rank:
773,228
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Preface7
IRealism and the novel form9
IIThe reading public and the rise of the novel35
IIIRobinson Crusoe, individualism and the novel60
IVDefoe as novelist: Moll Flanders93
VLove and the novel: Pamela135
VIPrivate experience and the novel174
VIIRichardson as novelist: Clarissa208
VIIIFielding and the epic theory of the novel239
IXFielding as novelist: Tom Jones260
XRealism and the later tradition: a note290
Afterword303
Index323

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