The Rise of the Novel / Edition 1

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780520230699
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publication date: 6/1/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 339
  • Sales rank: 510,384
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Ian Watt (1917-1999) was Jackson Eli Reynolds Professor of English at Stanford University. W. B. Carnochan is Richard W. Lyman Professor of the Humanities Emeritus at Stanford, where he was a colleague of Ian Watt's for many years.

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Table of Contents

Preface 7
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
Afterword 303
Index 323
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