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Nation & novel : the english novel from its origins to the present day

By: Parrinder, Patrick.
Publisher: New York: OXFORD University Press, 2006Description: viii, 502p. ; 23cm.ISBN: 9780199264858.Subject(s): English fiction history & critisism -- National characteristics -- English, in literature -- Nationalism and literature -- Great BritainDDC classification: 823.009
Contents:
Introduction -- 1. The novel and the nation -- 2. Cavaliers, Puritans, and rogues : English prose fiction from 1485 to 1700 -- 3. Cross-grained Crusoe : Defoe and the contradictions of Englishness -- 4. Histories of rebellion : from 1688 to 1793 -- 5. The novel of suffering : Richardson, Fielding, and Goldsmith -- 6. The benevolent robber : from Fielding to the 1790s -- 7. Romantic Toryism : Scott, Disraeli, and others -- 8. Tory daughters and the politics of marriage : Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, and Elizabeth Gaskell -- 9. 'Turn again, Dick Whittington!' : Dickens and the fiction of the city -- 10. At home and abroad in Victorian and Edwardian fiction : from 'Vanity fair' to 'The secret agent' -- 11. Puritan and provincial Englands : from Emily Brontë to D.H. Lawrence -- 12. From Forster to Orwell : the novel of England's destiny -- 13. From Kipling to independence : losing the empire -- 14. Round tables : chivalry and the twentieth-century English novel sequence -- 15. Inward migrations : multiculturalism, anglicization, and internal exile -- Conclusion. On Englishness and the twenty-first-century novel.
Summary: "Nation and Novel traces English prose fiction from its late medieval origins to the present day. Major novelists from Daniel Defoe to V.S. Naipaul have drawn on national history and mythology in novels which have pitted Cavalier against Puritan, Troy against Whig, region against nation, and domesticity against empire."--Jacket.
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Introduction --
1. The novel and the nation --
2. Cavaliers, Puritans, and rogues : English prose fiction from 1485 to 1700 --
3. Cross-grained Crusoe : Defoe and the contradictions of Englishness --
4. Histories of rebellion : from 1688 to 1793 --
5. The novel of suffering : Richardson, Fielding, and Goldsmith --
6. The benevolent robber : from Fielding to the 1790s --
7. Romantic Toryism : Scott, Disraeli, and others --
8. Tory daughters and the politics of marriage : Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, and Elizabeth Gaskell --
9. 'Turn again, Dick Whittington!' : Dickens and the fiction of the city --
10. At home and abroad in Victorian and Edwardian fiction : from 'Vanity fair' to 'The secret agent' --
11. Puritan and provincial Englands : from Emily Brontë to D.H. Lawrence --
12. From Forster to Orwell : the novel of England's destiny --
13. From Kipling to independence : losing the empire --
14. Round tables : chivalry and the twentieth-century English novel sequence --
15. Inward migrations : multiculturalism, anglicization, and internal exile --
Conclusion. On Englishness and the twenty-first-century novel.

"Nation and Novel traces English prose fiction from its late medieval origins to the present day. Major novelists from Daniel Defoe to V.S. Naipaul have drawn on national history and mythology in novels which have pitted Cavalier against Puritan, Troy against Whig, region against nation, and domesticity against empire."--Jacket.

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