The Cambridge Companion to Fiction in the Romantic Period

The Cambridge Companion to Fiction in the Romantic Period

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by Richard Maxwell
     
 

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While poetry has been the genre most closely associated with the Romantic period, the novel of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries has attracted many more readers and students in recent years. Its canon has been widened to include less well known authors alongside Jane Austen, Walter Scott, Maria Edgeworth and Thomas Love Peacock. Over the last

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While poetry has been the genre most closely associated with the Romantic period, the novel of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries has attracted many more readers and students in recent years. Its canon has been widened to include less well known authors alongside Jane Austen, Walter Scott, Maria Edgeworth and Thomas Love Peacock. Over the last generation, especially, a remarkable range of popular works from the period have been re-discovered and reread intensively. This Companion offers an overview of British fiction written between roughly the mid-1760s and the early 1830s and is an ideal guide to the major authors, historical and cultural contexts, and later critical reception. The contributors to this volume represent the most up-to-date directions in scholarship, charting the ways in which the period's social, political and intellectual redefinitions created new fictional subjects, forms and audiences.

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"This useful, well-edited collection of 14 essays by 13 authors offers a much-needed survey of British prose fiction in the Romantic period, roughly 1785-1830...Recommended."
- T. Hoagwood, Texas A&M University, Choice

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ISBN-13:
9780521862523
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/17/2008
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Literature Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
308
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.91(d)

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Richard Maxwell is Professor of Comparative Literature at Yale University.

Katie Trumpener is Professor of Comparative Literature at Yale University.

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bardlover89 More than 1 year ago
This text was a great resource to me for a class I had. It does a really good job of explaining things. I think without this, I would not have gotten as comprehensive view of the literature or context of the literature. I highly recommend this text as a companion piece.