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Overview page. Subjects: History.

Collecting all the field‐names of a parish from every available source, from earliest times to the present day, is a worthwhile task for a local historian or a group project. Unlike the...

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Bunyan and the Early Novel

Cynthia Wall.

in The Oxford Handbook of John Bunyan

July 2018; p ublished online August 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Literary Studies (1500 to 1800). 8294 words.

The Pilgrim’s Progress (1678; 1684) is not a novel, but it comes from the same cultural swirl that produced the early novel. This chapter highlights both Bunyan’s influence on the early...

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Jonathan Lamb.

in The Rhetoric of Suffering

August 1995; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (1500 to 1800). 11509 words.

This introductory chapter first sets out the purpose of the book, which is to treat Job as a figure and a name for a recurrent cultural antinomy that emerges in fields as diverse as...

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The Oxford History of the Novel in English

Edited by Peter Garside and Karen O'Brien.

February 2015; p ublished online June 2018 .

Book. Subjects: Literary Studies (1500 to 1800); Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 704 pages.

This volume examines the period from 1750–1820, which was a crucial period in the development of the novel in English. Not only was it the time of Smollett, Sterne, Austen, and Scott, but...

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