The Rise of the Novel Reconsidered


in Popular Fiction before Richardson

Published in print September 1992 | ISBN: 9780198112631
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191670824 | DOI:

Series: Clarendon Paperbacks

The Rise of the Novel Reconsidered

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This chapter discusses the arrival of the English novel in 1740. The first English novel is believed to be Richardson's Pamela, and is one of the many works of an author who tells readers a lot about the eighteenth century in artistic terms. In the chapter, the discussions revolve around the history of the English novel, which has been distorted by modern criticism.

Keywords: arrival; English novel; 1740; Richardson; Pamela; history; modern criticism

Chapter.  8520 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (1500 to 1800)

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