Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Patrick Parrinder's new history of the English novel traces the form's distinctive and often subversive reflection of national identity across the centuries. From the early stories of rogues and criminals to present-day novels of immigration, fiction has played a major part in defining our ideas of England and Englishness. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: What is "English" about the English novel, and how has the idea of the English nation been shaped by the writers of fiction? How do the novel's profound differences from poetry and drama affect its representation of national consciousness? Nation and Novel sets out to answer these questions by tracing English prose fiction from its late medieval origins through its stories of rogues and criminals, family rebellions and suffering heroines, to the present-day novels of immigration. Major novelists from Daniel Defoe to the late twentieth century have drawn on national history and mythology in novels which have pitted Cavalier against Puritan, Tory against Whig, region against nation, and domesticity against empire. The novel is deeply concerned with the fate of the nation, but almost always at variance with official and ruling-class perspectives on English society. Patrick Parrinder's groundbreaking new literary history outlines the English novel's distinctive, sometimes paradoxical, and often subversive view of national character and identity. This sophisticated yet accessible assessment of the relationship between fiction and nation will set the agenda for future research and debate.
Über den Autor: Patrick Parrinder is Professor in the School of English and American Literature at the University of Reading. He has been a contributor to the London Review of Books.
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Buchbeschreibung Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2008. Trade Paperback. Buchzustand: New. First Paperback edition. First printing. "Parrinder surveys the work of over two hundred novelists, and provides a useful explication of how the English nation-state has been reflected in the novel, and how the act of reading has been shaped by novelistic discourse." [Dickens Quarterly] Includes bibliographical references and index. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 6123
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