Revolution and the Form of the British Novel, 1790-1825: Intercepted Letters, Interrupted Seductions

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Whatever happened to the epistolary novel? This is an innovative account of the disintegration of one of the principal narrative forms of the eighteenth century in favor of more authoritarian, third-person models designed to underwrite a new version of British national identity in the Napoleonic period. It offers provocative political readings of authors including Jane Austen, Mary Wollstonecraft, Charlotte Smith, Maria Edgeworth, Walter Scott, Charles Maturin, William Hazlitt, and Lord Byron.

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Whatever happened to the epistolary novel? Why was it that by 1825 the principal narrative form of eighteenth-century fiction had been replaced by the third-person and often historicized models which have predominated ever since? Nicola Watson's original and wide-ranging study charts the suppression of epistolary fiction, exploring the attempted radicalization of the genre by Wollstonecraft and other feminists in the 1790s; its rejection and parody by Jane Austen and Maria Edgeworth: the increasingly discredited role played by letters in the historical novels of Jane Porter, Sydney Morgan, and Walter Scott; and their troubling, ghostly presence in the gothic narratives of James Hogg and Charles Maturin. The shift in narrative method is seen as a response to anxieties about the French Revolution, with the epistolary, feminized, and sentimental plot replaced by a more authoritarian third-person mode as part of a wider redrawing of the relation between the individual and social consensus. This is a brilliant and innovative reading of the place of the novel in the reformulation of British national identity in the Napoleonic period, throwing new light on writers as diverse as Hazlitt, Charlotte Smith, Walter Scott, Helen Maria Williams, and Byron.

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Nicola J. Watson is Assistant Professor in the Department of English, Northwestern University, Illinois.

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