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English Novel An Introduction

ISBN-10: 1405117079
ISBN-13: 9781405117074
Edition: 2005
Authors: Terry Eagleton
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Description: This book provides a wide-ranging, accessible and humorous introduction to the English novel from Daniel Defoe to the present day.Following the model of his hugely popular Literary Theory: An Introduction, Terry Eagleton starts by distilling the  More...

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Book details

List price: $40.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/6/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 376
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

This book provides a wide-ranging, accessible and humorous introduction to the English novel from Daniel Defoe to the present day.Following the model of his hugely popular Literary Theory: An Introduction, Terry Eagleton starts by distilling the essentials of the theory of the novel, summarizing what has been written on the genre by a range of prominent theorists. There then follows a series of chapters on major novelists, including Daniel Defoe, Henry Fielding, Samuel Richardson, Laurence Sterne, Walter Scott, Jane Austen, the Bront s, Charles Dickens, George Eliot, Thomas Hardy, Henry James, Joseph Conrad, Virginia Woolf, D.H. Lawrence and James Joyce. Each chapter discusses the major works of the author in question, outlines the relevant historical context, and draws out common themes.The English Novel is an ideal introduction for students of English literature or for general readers.

Terry Eagleton received a Ph.D from Cambridge University. He is a literary critic and a writer. He has written about 50 books including Shakespeare and Society, Criticism and Ideology, The Ideology of the Aesthetic, Literary Theory, The Illusions of Postmodernism, Why Marx Was Right, The Event of Literature, and Across the Pond: An Englishman's View of America. He wrote a novel entitled Saints and Scholars, several plays including Saint Oscar, and a memoir entitled The Gatekeeper. He is also the chair in English literature in Lancaster University's department of English and creative writing.

Preface
What is a Novel?
The Brontes
Postcript: After the Wake
Notes
Index

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