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The Cambridge History of the English Novel

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Robert L. Caserio, Clement Hawes, John Richetti, Alan Downie, Eleanor Shevlin, Elaine McGirr, Carol Flynn, Cynthia Wall, Tom Keymer, Lisa Zunshine, Janet Sorensen, Liz Bellamy, Robert Markley, Barbara Benedict, Mark Blackwell, Scott Black, George Haggerty, Murray Pittock, Barry Weller, Carolyn Lesjak, Deborah Epstein Nord, Amanda Anderson, Aaron Fogel, Phillip Mallett, Barry V. Qualls, Brigid Lowe, Alan Palmer, Richard A. Kaye, Christopher Lane, Peter K. Garrett, Francis O'Gorman, David James, Jesse Matz, Stefanie Markovits, Robert Hampson, Derek Attridge, Mark Wollaeger, Jonathan Greenberg, Morag Shiach, Elizabeth Maslen, Patricia Waugh, Marina MacKay, Allan Hepburn, Dominic Head, Suzanne Keen, Peter Kalliney, Philip Tew, Julian Murphet, Gregory Woods, Charles Ferrall, C. L. Innes, Peter Childs, James F. English, Edward James, Farah Mendlesohn
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  • Date Published: January 2012
  • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from September 2019
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521194952

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  • The Cambridge History of the English Novel chronicles an ever-changing and developing body of fiction across three centuries. An interwoven narrative of the novel's progress unfolds in more than fifty chapters, charting continuities and innovations of structure, tracing lines of influence in terms of themes and techniques, and showing how greater and lesser authors shape the genre. Pushing beyond the usual period-centered boundaries, the History's emphasis on form reveals the range and depth the novel has achieved in English. This book will be indispensable for research libraries and scholars, but is accessibly written for students. Authoritative, bold and clear, the History raises multiple useful questions for future visions of the invention and re-invention of the novel.

    • A one-volume reference work on the novel from its eighteenth-century beginnings to the present day
    • Approach is by topic or theme: form and genre is discussed in detail in relation to many examples
    • Combines expert perspectives on the novel with clarity and readability, avoiding technical jargon
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    '… magnificent, massive … comprehensive resource … written by experts … a significant, readable introductory chapter and excellent editorial apparatus … Recommended. Undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty.' Choice

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    • Date Published: January 2012
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521194952
    • length: 958 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 162 x 47 mm
    • weight: 1.63kg
    • contains: 2 b/w illus.
    • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from September 2019
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Robert L. Caserio and Clement Hawes
    1. The novel before 'the novel' John Richetti
    2. Biographical form in the novel Alan Downie
    3. Legal discourse and novelistic form Eleanor Shevlin
    4. Novelistic history Clement Hawes
    5. Interiorities Elaine McGirr
    6. Samuel Richardson Carol Flynn
    7. Domesticity and novel narratives Cynthia Wall
    8. Obscenity and the erotics of fiction Tom Keymer
    9. Cognitive alternatives to interiority Lisa Zunshine
    10. The novel, the British nation, and Britain's four kingdoms Janet Sorensen
    11. Money's productivity in narrative fiction Liz Bellamy
    12. 'The southern unknown countries': imagining the Pacific in the eighteenth-century novel Robert Markley
    13. Editorial fictions: paratexts, fragments, and the novel Barbara Benedict
    14. Extraordinary narrators: it-narratives and metafiction Mark Blackwell
    15. Romance redivivus Scott Black
    16. Gothic success and Gothic failure: formal innovation in a much-maligned genre George Haggerty
    17. Sir Walter Scott: historiography contested by fiction Murray Pittock
    18. How and where we live now: Edgeworth, Austen, Dickens, and Trollope Barry Weller
    19. From Wollstonecraft to Gissing and Hardy: the revolutionary emergence of women, children, and labor in novelistic narrative Carolyn Lesjak
    20. Space and places (I): the four nations Deborah Epstein Nord
    21. Dickens, Charlotte Brontë, Gaskell: politics and its limits Amanda Anderson
    22. Populations: pictures of prose in Hardy, Austen, Eliot, and Thackeray Aaron Fogel
    23. The novel amid new sciences Phillip Mallett
    24. George Eliot's past and present: emblematic histories Barry V. Qualls
    25. The Bildungsroman Brigid Lowe
    26. The novel and social cognition: internalist and externalist perspective Alan Palmer
    27. Clamors of Eros Richard A. Kaye
    28. The novel as immoral, antisocial force Christopher Lane
    29. Sensations: Gothic, horror, crime fiction, detective fiction Peter K. Garrett
    30. Realism and romance Francis O'Gorman
    31. Representations of spaces and places (II): around the globe David James
    32. Imperial romance Robert L. Caserio
    33. The art novel: impressionists and aesthetes Jesse Matz
    34. The impact of lyric, drama, and verse narrative on novel form Stefanie Markovits
    35. Henry James and Joseph Conrad: the pursuit of autonomy Robert Hampson
    36. Joyce: the modernist novel's revolution in matter and manner Derek Attridge
    37. Richardson, Woolf, Lawrence: the modernist novel's experiments with narrative (I) Mark Wollaeger
    38. Wells, Forster, Firbank, Lewis, Huxley, Compton-Burnett, Green: the modernist novel's experiments with narrative (II) Jonathan Greenberg
    39. Beyond autonomy: political dimensions of modernist novels Morag Shiach
    40. Fiction by women: continuities and changes, 1930–1990 Elizabeth Maslen
    41. The novel amidst other discourses Patricia Waugh
    42. The novel and thirty years of war Marina MacKay
    43. Thrillers Allan Hepburn
    44. Novelistic complications of spaces and places: the four nations and regionalism Dominic Head
    45. The series novel: a dominant form Suzanne Keen
    46. The novel's West Indian revolution Peter Kalliney
    47. Post-war renewals of experiment, 1945–1979 Philip Tew
    48. The novel amidst new technology and media Julian Murphet
    49. Novels of same-sex desire Gregory Woods
    50. From Wells to John Berger: the social democratic era of the novel Charles Ferrall
    51. The postcolonial novel: history and memory C. L. Innes
    52. History and heritage: the English novel's persistent historiographical turn Peter Childs
    53. Twentieth-century satire: the poetics and politics of negativity James F. English
    54. Unending romance: science fiction and fantasy in the twentieth century Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
    Bibliography
    Index.

  • Editors

    Robert L. Caserio, Pennsylvania State University
    Robert L. Caserio is Professor of English at Pennsylvania State University.

    Clement Hawes, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
    Clement C. Hawes is Professor of English and History at the University of Michigan.

    Contributors

    Robert L. Caserio, Clement Hawes, John Richetti, Alan Downie, Eleanor Shevlin, Elaine McGirr, Carol Flynn, Cynthia Wall, Tom Keymer, Lisa Zunshine, Janet Sorensen, Liz Bellamy, Robert Markley, Barbara Benedict, Mark Blackwell, Scott Black, George Haggerty, Murray Pittock, Barry Weller, Carolyn Lesjak, Deborah Epstein Nord, Amanda Anderson, Aaron Fogel, Phillip Mallett, Barry V. Qualls, Brigid Lowe, Alan Palmer, Richard A. Kaye, Christopher Lane, Peter K. Garrett, Francis O'Gorman, David James, Jesse Matz, Stefanie Markovits, Robert Hampson, Derek Attridge, Mark Wollaeger, Jonathan Greenberg, Morag Shiach, Elizabeth Maslen, Patricia Waugh, Marina MacKay, Allan Hepburn, Dominic Head, Suzanne Keen, Peter Kalliney, Philip Tew, Julian Murphet, Gregory Woods, Charles Ferrall, C. L. Innes, Peter Childs, James F. English, Edward James, Farah Mendlesohn

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