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The Resource Novel beginnings : experiments in eighteenth-century English fiction, Patricia Meyer Spacks

Novel beginnings : experiments in eighteenth-century English fiction, Patricia Meyer Spacks

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Novel beginnings : experiments in eighteenth-century English fiction
Title
Novel beginnings
Title remainder
experiments in eighteenth-century English fiction
Statement of responsibility
Patricia Meyer Spacks
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This fresh account of eighteenth-century English fiction departs from the traditional focus on the realistic novel to emphasise the many kinds of experimentation that marked the genre before the conventions of the novel were firmly established. Treating well-known works like "Tom Jones" and "Tristram Shandy" in conjunction with less familiar texts like "Sarah Fielding's: The Cry" and "Jane Barker's: A Patchwork Screen for the Ladies", this book evokes the excitement of a multifaceted and unpredictable process of growth and change. Investigating fiction throughout the 1700s, Patricia Meyer Spacks delineates the individuality of specific texts while also suggesting connections among novels. She sketches a wide range of forms and themes, including Providential narrative, psychological thriller, political roman a clef, sentimental parable, political allegory, Gothic romance and many others. These multiple narrative experiments show the impossibility of thinking of eighteenth-century fiction simply as a precursor to the nineteenth-century novel, Spacks shows. Instead, the vast variety of engagements with the problems of creating fiction demonstrates that literary history - by no means inexorable - might have taken quite a different course
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Spacks, Patricia Meyer
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Yale guides to English literature
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  • English fiction
  • Experimental fiction, English
  • Literary form
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • English fiction
  • Experimental fiction, English
  • Literary form
Label
Novel beginnings : experiments in eighteenth-century English fiction, Patricia Meyer Spacks
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-297) and index
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The excitement of beginnings -- Novels of adventure -- The novel of development -- Novels of consciousness -- The novel of sentiment -- The novel of manners -- Gothic fiction -- The political novel -- Tristram Shandy and the development of the novel
Control code
ocn123130546
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 309 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300128338
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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JSTOR
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22573/ctt111frh
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)123130546
Label
Novel beginnings : experiments in eighteenth-century English fiction, Patricia Meyer Spacks
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-297) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The excitement of beginnings -- Novels of adventure -- The novel of development -- Novels of consciousness -- The novel of sentiment -- The novel of manners -- Gothic fiction -- The political novel -- Tristram Shandy and the development of the novel
Control code
ocn123130546
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 309 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300128338
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt111frh
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)123130546

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