Eighteenth-Century Fiction and the Reinvention of Wonder

Eighteenth-Century Fiction and the Reinvention of Wonder

by Sarah Tindal Kareem

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199689101
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 12/23/2014
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Sarah Tindal Kareem was born in London to an Indian father and a Scottish mother. After reading English at Girton College, Cambridge, she received her PhD from Harvard University's Department of English in 2003. Postdoctoral fellowships took her to the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin, to UCLA's Center for Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Studies, and to the University of Chicago's Society of Fellows. In 2007 she returned to UCLA as an Assistant Professor in the Department of English, where she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in literature of the long eighteenth century. Eighteenth-Century Fiction and the Reinvention of Wonder is her first book. She lives in Santa Monica, California, with her husband and their two children.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Wonder and the Rise of Fiction
1. Wonder in the Age of Enlightenment
2. Rethinking the Real with Robinson Crusoe and David Hume
3. Suspending the Reader in Tom Jones and The Castle of Otranto
4. "Marvelous Tales of Wonders Performed, or rather, Not Performed" in Baron Munchausen's Narrative
5. "A Little Voyage of Discovery?": Fiction and the Pursuit of Knowledge
Epilogue

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