Theory and the Novel: Narrative Reflexivity in the British Tradition

Theory and the Novel: Narrative Reflexivity in the British Tradition

by Jeffrey Williams
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521120853

ISBN-13: 9780521120852

Pub. Date: 10/28/2009

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Narrative features such as frames, digressions, or authorial intrusions have traditionally been seen as distractions from the narrative proper. In Theory and the Novel, Jeffrey Williams analyses these elements as points where the novel overtly depicts or inscribes the act of narration itself. Williams analyses a range of novels Tristam Shandy, Joseph Andrews,…  See more details below

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Narrative features such as frames, digressions, or authorial intrusions have traditionally been seen as distractions from the narrative proper. In Theory and the Novel, Jeffrey Williams analyses these elements as points where the novel overtly depicts or inscribes the act of narration itself. Williams analyses a range of novels Tristam Shandy, Joseph Andrews, Wuthering Heights, Lord Jim, and Heart of Darkness and poses a series of theoretical questions that offers an original contribution to readings of the English novel, as well as to current discussions of theory.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521120852
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/28/2009
Series:
Literature, Culture, Theory Series, #28
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction1
1Narrative of narrative (Tristram Shandy)24
2Narrative improper (Joseph Andrews)51
3Conspicuous narrative (The Turn of the Screw and Wuthering Heights)99
4Narrative calling (Heart of Darkness and Lord Jim)146
Bibliography184
Index199

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