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...
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...
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...