Hammond, Brean S.

Making the novel : fiction and society in Britain, 1660-1789 / Brean Hammond and Shaun Regan. - England ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2006. - xii, 268 p. ; ill.; 23 cm.

Related Subjects:(9)

English fiction -- 18th century -- History and criticism.
English fiction -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- History and criticism.
Literature and society -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century.
Literature and society -- Great Britain -- History -- 17th century.
English fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 254-261) and index.

Introduction: Modelling the Novel --
Missing Parts: Fiction to Defoe --
Novels and Anti-Novels: Contesting Fictions --
Teaching Readers to Read: Richardson and Fielding --
Renewing the Novel: Novelty, Originality, and New Directions --
The Sympathetic Strain: Sterne and Sentimental Fiction --
Narrating the Nation: Leisure, Luxury, and Politeness --
Conclusion: Making the Novel, Reading the Novel.

"Hammond and Regan advance a new cultural reading of the formation of the British novel. Rejecting a teleological narrative of the genre's rise, the study presents a dynamic picture of the emergence of the novel, that focuses upon formal innovation, social engagement, and artistic and commercial competition."--BOOK JACKET.

0333628535 (hardback) 9780333628539 (hardback) 0333628543 (pbk.) 9780333628546 (pbk.)


English fiction--History and criticism.--18th century
English fiction--History and criticism.--Early modern, 1500-1700
Literature and society--History--Great Britain--18th century.
Literature and society--History--Great Britain--17th century.

PR858.S62 / H36 2006

823.409 HAM / 2006

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