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Published: 28 July 2016

620 Pages


ISBN: 9780199566747

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The Oxford Handbook of the Eighteenth-Century Novel

Edited by J. A. Downie

Oxford Handbooks

  • The first book professing to survey the eighteenth-century English novel in its entirety
  • Situates the canonical novels and novelists of the period against the background of the hundreds of other novels published during the 'long' eighteenth century
  • Addresses contextual issues relating to the emergence of the novel not considered by any previous study, including the book trade, the economics of culture, and the reading public
  • Thirty-four chapters written by a team of leading international scholars
  • Includes chapters addressing the relationship on the eighteenth-century English novel of continental novels and other related forms of writing such as the religious writings and travel literature