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"A Companion to the Eighteenth-century Novel" furnishes readers with a sophisticated vision of the eighteenth-century novel in its political, aesthetic, and moral contexts. It is an up-to-date resource for the study of the eighteenth-century novel. It furnishes readers with a sophisticated vision of the eighteenth-century novel in its political, aesthetic, and moral context. It foregrounds those topics of most historical and political relevance to the twenty-first century. It explores formative influences on the eighteenth-century novel, its engagement with the major issues and philosophies of the period, and its lasting legacy. It covers both traditional themes, such as narrative authority and print culture, and cutting-edge topics, such as globalization, nationhood, technology, and science. It considers both canonical and non-canonical literature.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781405101578
ISBN-10: 1405101571
Format: Hardback
(262mm x 191mm x 38mm)
Pages: 568
Imprint: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 10-Nov-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Paula R. Backscheider

Paula R. Backscheider is Philpott-Stevens Eminent Scholar at Auburn University. A former president of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, she is best known as the author of Daniel Defoe: His Life (1992). Catherine Ingrassia is Professor of English at Virginia Commonwealth University. She is the author of Authorship, Commerce, and Gender in Early Eighteenth-Century England (1998).

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