The Rise of the Novel: Studies in Defoe, Richardson, and Fielding

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University of California Press, 1957 - English fiction - 319 pages
 

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Published in 1957 Watt's book became the go-to book for many English literature students. Considered a little naive and outdated today perhaps, but it was still being used enthusiastically after it ... Read full review

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I bought this as a secondary reading source for an English module I undertook at university. Parts were interesting but on the whole I'm not a fan of this type of work and wouldn't have purchased a copy if it hadn't been on our recommended reading list. Read full review

Contents

Preface page
7
The reading public and the rise of
35
Robinson Crusoe individualism and
60
Moll Flanders
93
Pamela
135
Private experience and the novel
174
Clarissa
208
Fielding and the epic theory of
239
Tom Jones
260
a note
290
Index
303
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