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The Cambridge companion to English novelists / edited by Adrian Poole
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, c2009
book jacket
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 4th Floor  PR821 .C36 2009    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) English fiction -- History and criticism -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
Novelists, English -- History and criticism
Physical Description xi, 464 p. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Daniel Defoe / Thomas Keymer -- Samuel Richardson / Peter Sabor -- Henry Fielding / Jane Spencer -- Laurence Sterne / Melvyn New -- Frances Burney / Vivien Jones -- Jane Austen / Jocelyn Harris -- Walter Scott / Alison Lumsden -- Charles Dickens / Robert Douglas-Fairhurst -- William Makepeace Thackeray / Nicholas Dames -- Charlotte Brontë / Patsy Stoneman -- Emily Brontë / Heather Glen -- Elizabeth Gaskell / Brigid Lowe -- Anthony Trollope / David Skilton -- George Eliot / Jill L. Matus -- Thomas Hardy / Penny Boumelha -- Robert Louis Stevenson / Adrian Poole -- Henry James / Michiel Heyns -- Joseph Conrad / Robert Hampson -- D. H. Lawrence / Michael Bell -- James Joyce / Maud Ellmann -- E. M. Forster / Santanu Das -- Virginia Woolf / Maria Dibattista -- Elizabeth Bowen / Victoria Coulson -- Henry Green / Bharat Tandon -- Evelyn Waugh / Anthony Lane -- Graham Greene / Dorothea Barrett -- William Golding / Robert Macfarlane
Review "In this Companion, leading scholars and critics address the work of the most celebrated and enduring novelists from the British Isles (excluding living writers), among them Defoe, Richardson, Sterne, Austen, Dickens, the Brontes, George Eliot, Hardy, James, Lawrence, Joyce, and Woolf. The significance of each writer in their own time is explained, the relation of their work to that of predecessors and successors explored, and their most important novels analysed. These essays do not aim to create a canon in a prescriptive way, but taken together they describe a strong, developing tradition of the writing of fictional prose over the past three hundred years. This volume is a helpful guide for those studying and teaching the novel, and will allow readers to consider the significance of less familiar authors such as Henry Green and Elizabeth Bowen alongside those with a more established place in literary history."--BOOK JACKET
Series Cambridge companions to topics
Alternate Author Poole, Adrian

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