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Published: 26 December 2016

208 Pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190496760

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Flat Protagonists

A Theory of Novel Character

Marta Figlerowicz

  • Offers detalied examinations of characters in works by Aphra Behn, Isabelle de Charrière, Françoise de Graffigny, Thomas Hardy, and Marcel Proust.
  • Upends the longheld notion that successful characters must be exceedingly complex
  • Challenges larger views about the novel as genre