- Shopping Bag ( 0 items )
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.
|I||Realism and the novel form||9|
|II||The reading public and the rise of the novel||35|
|III||Robinson Crusoe, individualism and the novel||60|
|IV||Defoe as novelist: Moll Flanders||93|
|V||Love and the novel: Pamela||135|
|VI||Private experience and the novel||174|
|VII||Richardson as novelist: Clarissa||208|
|VIII||Fielding and the epic theory of the novel||239|
|IX||Fielding as novelist: Tom Jones||260|
|X||Realism and the later tradition: a note||290|