Journals Higher Education

Nation and Novel

The English Novel from Its Origins to the Present Day

Patrick Parrinder

  • Significant new interpretations of major novelists and their contemporaries, showing the development of English fiction across the centuries
  • Shows the novel's contribution to ideas of Englishness and English national identity
  • Links the development of the novel to national history and national mythology
  • Foregrounds the 'novel of immigration' as the most innovative strand in fiction of the last 30 years
  • Includes an extensive bibliography and short biographies of almost two hundred novelists
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