The Origins of the English Novel, 1600-1740

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JHU Press, 22 de abr de 2002 - 529 páginas
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The Origins of the English Novel, 1600-1740, combines historical analysis and readings of extraordinarily diverse texts to reconceive the foundations of the dominant genre of the modern era. Now, on the fifteenth anniversary of its initial publication, The Origins of the English Novel stands as essential reading. The anniversary edition features a new introduction in which the author reflects on the considerable response and commentary the book has attracted since its publication by describing dialectical method and by applying it to early modern notions of gender.

Challenging prevailing theories that tie the origins of the novel to the ascendancy of "realism" and the "middle class," McKeon argues that this new genre arose in response to the profound instability of literary and social categories. Between 1600 and 1740, momentous changes took place in European attitudes toward truth in narrative and toward virtue in the individual and the social order. The novel emerged, McKeon contends, as a cultural instrument designed to engage the epistemological and social crises of the age.

 

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This may well be the most important study of the development of prose fiction in England since Ian Watt's classic Rise of the Novel (1957), on which it builds. Like Watt's study, it examines ... Ler resenha completa

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The Destabilization of Social Categories
131
The Greek Enlightenment
134
The TwelfthCentury Renaissance
140
4 Progressive Ideology and the Transvaluation of Honor
150
5 The Rise of the Gentry
159
6 From Status to Class
162
7 The Persistence of Aristocracy
167
8 The Formation of Conservative Ideology
169
2 Historical Models for Progressive Narratives
218
3 Historical Models for Conservative Narratives
226
4 Ideological Implications of Generic Models
238
5 The Gendering of Ideology
255
6 The Conflation of Truth and Virtue
265
THE DIALECTICAL CONSTITUTION OF THE NOVEL
271
Romance Transformations I Cervantes and the Disenchantment of the World
273
Romance Transformations II Bunyan and the Literalization of Allegory
295

9 Understanding Status Inconsistency
171
Absolutism and Capitalist Ideology The Volatility of Reform
176
1 The Absolute Prince Absolutized
178
2 Sword and Robe
182
3 Protestants and Capitalists
189
4 Evaluating Human Appetites
200
5 Progressive Ideology and Conservative Ideology
205
Stories of Virtue
212
Parables of the Younger Son I Defoe and the Naturalization of Desire
315
Parables of the Younger Son II Swift and the Containment of Desire
338
The Institutionalization of Conflict I Richardson and the Domestication of Service
357
The Institutionalization of Conflict II Fielding and the Instrumentality of Belief
382
Conclusion
410
Notes
423
Index
511
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Michael McKeon is a professor in the Department of English at Rutgers University.

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