Now in its seventh edition, Studying the Novel is an authoritative introduction to the study of the novel at undergraduate level. Updated throughout to reflect the profound impact of e-reading and digital resources on the contemporary study of literature, the book also now includes a wider range of international examples to reflect the growing field of world literature.
Providing a complete guide to studying the novel in one easy-to-read volume, the book covers:
· The form of the novel
· The history of the novel, from its earliest days to new electronic forms
· Realism, modernism and postmodernism
· Analysing fiction: narrative, character, structure, theme and dialogue
· Critical approaches to studying the novel
· Practical guidance on critical reading, secondary criticism, electronic resources and essay writing
· Versions and adaptations
Studying the Novel also includes a number of features to help readers navigate the book and find key information quickly, including chapter summaries throughout, a comprehensive glossary of terms and an historical timeline on the development of the novel, while annotated guides to further reading and discussion questions help students master the topics covered.
About the Author
Jeremy Hawthorn is a professor of Modern British Literature at Norwegian University of Technology, Trondheim. His other works include Travel as Incarceration: Jean Rhys's After Leaving Mr Mackenzie; Literary Landscapes: From Modernism to Postcolonialism. Palgrave, 2008.
Table of ContentsIntroduction to the seventh edition
1. Fiction and the Novel
2. History, Genre, Culture
3. Shorter Fiction
4. Realism, Modernism, Postmodernism
5. Fiction and Electronic Media
6. Analysing Fiction
7. Studying the Novel
8. Versions and Adaptations
9. Critical Approaches to Fiction
Timeline of the Novel
Glossary of Terms