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Q. D. Leavis Collected Essays

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ISBN-10: 0521318254

ISBN-13: 9780521318259

Edition: 1985

Authors: Q. D. Leavis, G. Singh

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Q. D. Leavis was one of the finest critics of the novel. Her published essays appeared as articles and reviews of remarkable trenchancy in Scrutiny (of which she was effectively co-editor with her husband F. R. Leavis), or as lectures or as introductions to editions of classic novels. Now, for the first time, they have been collected and reprinted in three volumes. This volume collects her lecture 'The American Novel'; essays and lectures on Henry James, Hawthorne, Melville, and Edith Wharton; and the lectures 'The French Novel', 'The Russian Novel', and 'The Italian Novel'. There is an introduction by the editor, Professor G. Singh. All the essays are informed by that broad 'sociological'…    
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Book details

List price: $34.99
Copyright year: 1985
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 5/16/1985
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 292
Size: 5.67" wide x 8.82" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Sources and Acknowledgements
Editor's introduction
The American Novel
Hawthorne as poet
Melville: the 1853-6 phase
Henry James and the disabilities of the American novelist in the nineteenth century
James, Trollope and the American-English confrontation theme
A note on literary indebtedness: Dickens, George, Eliot, Henry James
The fox is the novelist's idea: Henry James and the house beautiful
Henry James: the stories
The institution of Henry James
Henry James's heiress: the importance of Edith Wharton
Edith Wharton: The House of Mirth
The French novel
The Russian novel
The Italian novel