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"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 Details

ISBN: 9780520230699
ISBN-10: 0520230698
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 140mm x 19mm)
Pages: 339
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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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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