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Theory and the Novel: Narrative Reflexivity in the British Tradition

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Overview

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.
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"For extensive collections serving literary theorists at the upper-division undergraduate and graduate levels." Choice
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521120852
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/2009
  • 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)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction 1
1 Narrative of narrative (Tristram Shandy) 24
2 Narrative improper (Joseph Andrews) 51
3 Conspicuous narrative (The Turn of the Screw and Wuthering Heights) 99
4 Narrative calling (Heart of Darkness and Lord Jim) 146
Bibliography 184
Index 199
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