Description - A Companion to the Eighteenth-Century English Novel and Culture by Paula R. Backscheider
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. * An up-to-date resource for the study of the eighteenth-century novel * Furnishes readers with a sophisticated vision of the eighteenth-century novel in its political, aesthetic, and moral context * Foregrounds those topics of most historical and political relevance to the twenty-first century * Explores formative influences on the eighteenth-century novel, its engagement with the major issues and philosophies of the period, and its lasting legacy * Covers both traditional themes, such as narrative authority and print culture, and cutting-edge topics, such as globalization, nationhood, technology, and science * Keeps readers abreast of current critical trends in the field * Considers both canonical and non-canonical literature * The editors and contributors are well-known and respected scholars in the field
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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 (1989) and Eighteenth-Century Women Poets and Their Poetry (2005), for which she was co-winner of the Modern Language Association Lowell Prize. 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) and the editor of Eliza Haywood's Anti-Pamela ( 2004).