The Rise of the Novel
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Rise of the Novel by Ian Watt
Book Description"The Rise of the Novel" is Ian Watt's classic description of the interworkings of social conditions, changing attitudes, and literary practices during the period when the novel emerged as the dominant literary form of the individualist era. In a new foreword, W.B. Carnochan accounts for the increasing interest in the English novel, including the contributions that Ian Watt's study made to literary studies: his introduction of sociology and philosophy to traditional criticism.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780520230699
(210mm x 140mm x 19mm)
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2001
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Ian Watt
Rise of the Novel, Paperback (October 2015)
In the space of a single generation, three eighteenth-century writers - Daniel Defoe, Samuel Richardson and Henry Fielding - invented an entirely new genre of writing: the novel. This book explains why these authors wrote in the way that they did, and how the complex changes in society - the emergence of the middle-class and more.
Dunedin, Hardback (November 2003)
This rich collection is a delight from beginning to end and will satisfy the most demanding reader.
Wellington, Hardback (November 2003)
In this impressive collection of short stories, poetry and extracts from novels and memoirs, Kate Camp captures the character of a unique city. Wellington is 'like a beautiful, moody lover,' Kate Camp says in her introduction, 'at least you know you're alive.'
Christchurch, Hardback (November 2003)» View all books by Ian Watt
For this wide-ranging anthology, Anna Rogers has selected poetry, prose and fiction that both celebrates and gently satirises the city on the Avon.
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Author Biography - Ian Watt
Ian Watt (1917-1999) was Jackson Eli Reynolds Professor of English at Stanford University. W. B. Carnochan is Richard W. Lyman Professor of the Humanities Emeritus at Stanford, where he was a colleague of Ian Watt's for many years.
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