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The Novel as Pious Polemic

JOHN J. RICHETTI

in Popular Fiction before Richardson

Published in print September 1992 | ISBN: 9780198112631
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191670824 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112631.003.0006

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The Novel as Pious Polemic

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This chapter discusses the novel as a miscellany, as it contains the digressions, songs, poems, and interpolated stories traditional to narrative. There were a number of novels in the eighteenth century that possessed a mixture of narrative techniques and fictional paradigms, and these are discussed in detail.

Keywords: novel; miscellany; digressions; songs; poems; interpolated stories; narrative; eighteenth century; narrative techniques; fictional paradigms

Chapter.  19799 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (1500 to 1800)

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