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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: 0521430399

ISBN-13: 9780521430395

Pub. Date: 12/03/1998

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 English Novel, Jeffrey Williams analyzes these elements as points where the novel overtly depicts or inscribes the act of narration itself. He looks at a range of novels—Tristram Shandy, Joseph

Overview

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521430395
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/03/1998
Series:
Literature, Culture, Theory Series, #28
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction; 1. Narrative of narrative: Tristram Shandy; 2. Narrative improper: Joseph Andrews; 3. Conspicuous narrative: The Turn of the Screw and Wuthering Heights; 4. Narrative calling: Heart of Darkness and Lord Jim; Bibliography; Index.

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