The genesis of the novel, argues Michael McKeon, lies in the great upheavals of secularization and reform that transformed early modern Europe. Now in paperback, "The Origins of the English Novel" combines historical analysis and readings of extraordinarily diverse texts to reconceive the foundations of the dominant genre of the modern era.
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"This book is a formidable attempt to articulate issues of almost imponderable centrality for modern life and literature. McKeon proposes with quite breathtaking ambition and considerable intellectual flourish to redefine the novel's key role in those immense cultural transformations that produce the modern world."—Studies in the Novel
"One of the most rigorous and penetrating books I have read—and one of the most widely researched, in its coverage of texts, theory, and historical developments."—Vincent Newey, London Review of BooksAbout the Author:
Michael McKeon is a professor in the Department of English at Rutgers University.
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Book Description Radius, 1988. Soft cover. Book Condition: Good. Image shows actual book for sale. Book Condition: Good; firm binding; contents very good; a little light handling wear; a little marked to covers. Soft Cover Radius 1988 Literary Criticism. Bookseller Inventory # 88351
Book Description RADIUS. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: Good. 0091729653 One paragraph is highlighted. Four pages have minor published crease (publishers defect). Light cover wear. Book is in decent shape. Bookseller Inventory # 0091729653NOE
Book Description RADIUS. Paperback. Book Condition: GOOD. Good clean copy with no missing pages might be an ex library copy; Possibly may have minor marginal notes and or highlighting. Bookseller Inventory # 2757388357
Book Description Radius, London, 1988. Softcover. Book Condition: Very Good. First U.K. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. xi, + 529pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Very small penned name to top corner of ffep., else leaves clean and unmarked. Illustrated card wrapper has a soft corner crease to front panel, minimal edgewear. "The genesis of the novel, argues Michael McKeon, lies in the great upheavals, of secularization and reform that transformed early modern Europe . . . combines historical analysis and readings of extraordinarily diverse texts to rethink the foundations of the dominant literary form of the modern era." Contents include: Acks., Introduction, 12 chapters over three parts, Conclusion, Notes, Index. Book weight approx. 750g. Bookseller Inventory # 009659