The English Novel, 1660-1700: An Annotated Bibliography

The English Novel, 1660-1700: An Annotated Bibliography

by Robert Letellier, Robert Ignatius Le Tellier
     
 

The Restoration was a period surprisingly rich in fiction, and the period between 1660 and 1700 witnessed the decline of the epic and the birth of the English novel. Literature of the period became increasingly secular in response to advancements in science, philosophy, and exploration. With growing recognition of the power of print, literary works became

…  See more details below

Overview

The Restoration was a period surprisingly rich in fiction, and the period between 1660 and 1700 witnessed the decline of the epic and the birth of the English novel. Literature of the period became increasingly secular in response to advancements in science, philosophy, and exploration. With growing recognition of the power of print, literary works became increasingly targeted to the masses, rather than just to the educated members of the upper class. John Bunyan's classic tale of salvation, The Pilgrim's Progress, became one of the most widely read works of the last few centuries and has been translated into scores of languages around the world. In recent years, the writings of Aphra Behn have elicited a growing critical response and have led scholars to reassess the place of women in early modern England.

But with the exception of Bunyan and Behn, the English novel written between 1660 and 1700 remains a comparatively neglected area. Nonetheless, many other authors produced works of fiction in genres such as the criminal biography, the Utopian novel, the scientific voyage to another world, and the heroic romance. This reference book establishes a list of novels that appeared between 1660 and 1700 and provides a comprehensive annotated bibliography of critical and scholarly studies. The first part of the book presents overviews of existing bibliographies, anthologies, and general contextual works on the early English novel. The second part of the book includes alphabetically arranged sections for individual authors of the period, listing editions and scholarly studies of particular works. A chronology lists the novels according to year of publication, and detailed indexes conclude the volume.

Read More

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
The first three chapters are devoted to bibliographies of the English novel in the late 17th century, general studies of the era, and works pertinent to literary theory, themes, and topics. Entries offer bibliographic information, commentary, and information on particular features which could be of use to scholars. The bulk of the book concentrates on individual novelists and anonymous titles which appeared between 1660 and 1700. Entries provide title, date, pagination, source, and descriptive tag, varying from simple records of obscure anonymous works to substantial accounts of famous writers' "oeuvres". Includes a chronological list of prose fiction published in English during the period. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313303685
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/30/1997
Series:
Bibliographies and Indexes in World Literature Series
Pages:
486
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.06(d)

Meet the Author

ROBERT IGNATIUS LETELLIER is a member of the Salzburg Centre for Research in the Early English Novel at the University of Salzburg. He is the author of several books, including An Intensifying Vision of Evil: The Gothic Novel (1980), Interrelations Between the English and German Romantic Novel (1982), Sir Walter Scott and the Gothic Novel (1995), and Abraham and Lot in Genesis 18-19 (1995).

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >