This book advances a new cultural reading of the formation of the British novel. Rejecting a teleological narrative of the genre's 'rise' and through close analysis of key texts, the authors present a dynamic picture of the emergence of the novel, which focuses upon formal innovation, social engagement, and artistic and commercial competition.
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Author Biography - Brean Hammond
BREAN HAMMOND is Professor of English at the University of Nottingham, UK. He is the author of numerous books and articles on seventeenth- and eighteenth-century writing, including Professional Imaginative Writing in England 1670-1740 (1997). He is a former President of the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. SHAUN REGAN is Lecturer in Eighteenth-Century and Romantic Literature at Queen's University Belfast, UK. He has published articles on Sterne, print culture, and the culture of politeness. He was formerly a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at University College Dublin.