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This collection of essays studies the encounter between allegedly ahistorical concepts of narrative and eighteenth-century literature from across Europe. At issue is the question of whether the theoretical concepts underpinning narratology are, despite their appearance of ahistorical generality, actually derived from the historical study of a particular period and type of literature. The essays take on aspects of eighteenth-century texts such as plot, genre, character, perspective, temporality, and more, coming at them from both a narratological and a historical perspective.
 

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  1. Cover
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  1. Half-Title Page, Series Page, Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Table of Contents
  2. pp. 5-6
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 7-38
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  1. The Eighteenth-Century Challenge to Narrative Theory
  2. pp. 39-78
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  1. Formalism and Historicity Reconciled in Henry Fielding’s Tom Jones
  2. pp. 79-98
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  1. Perspective and Focalization in Eighteenth-Century Descriptions
  2. pp. 99-120
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  1. Temporality in Aphra Behn’s Oroonoko and Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe
  2. pp. 121-134
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  1. Temporality, Subjectivity and the Representation of Characters in the Eighteenth-Century Novel
  2. pp. 135-160
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  1. Authorial Narration Reconsidered
  2. pp. 161-176
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  1. Problems of Tellability in German Eighteenth-Century Criticism and Novel-Writing
  2. pp. 177-198
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  1. Immediacy
  2. pp. 199-224
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  1. The Tension between Idea and Narrative Form
  2. pp. 225-248
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  1. ‘Speaking Well of the Dead’
  2. pp. 249-268
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  1. The Use of Paratext in Popular Eighteenth-Century Biography
  2. pp. 269-288
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  1. Peritextual Disposition in French Eighteenth-Century Narratives
  2. pp. 289-308
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  1. List of Abbreviations
  2. pp. 309-310
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  1. Index
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Additional Information

ISBN
9789048527380
Related ISBN
9789089648747
MARC Record
OCLC
982228423
Pages
336
Launched on MUSE
2020-07-22
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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