The Resource History and the early English novel : matters of fact from Bacon to Defoe, Robert Mayer., (ebook)

History and the early English novel : matters of fact from Bacon to Defoe, Robert Mayer., (ebook)

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History and the early English novel : matters of fact from Bacon to Defoe
Title
History and the early English novel
Title remainder
matters of fact from Bacon to Defoe
Statement of responsibility
Robert Mayer.
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This new study of the origins of the English novel argues that the novel emerged from historical writing. Examining historical writers and forms frequently neglected by earlier scholars, Robert Mayer shows that in the seventeenth century historical discourse embraced not only "history" in its modern sense, but also fiction, polemic, gossip, and marvels. Mayer thus explains why Defoe's narratives were initially read as history. It is the acceptance of the claims to historicity, the study argues, that differentiates Defoes fictions from those of writers like Thomas Deloney and Aphra Behn, important writers who nevertheless have figured less prominently than Defoe in discussions of the novel. Mayer ends by exploring the theoretical implications of the history-fiction connection. His study makes an important contribution to the continuing debate about the emergence of what we now call the novel in Britain in the eighteenth century."--Jacket
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N$T
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1948-
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Mayer, Robert
Dewey number
823/.509358
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR858.H5
LC item number
M39 1997eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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EbscoHost
Series statement
Cambridge studies in eighteenth-century English literature and thought
Series volume
33
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  • Defoe, Daniel
  • Bacon, Francis
  • English fiction
  • Literature and history
  • Historical fiction, English
Label
History and the early English novel : matters of fact from Bacon to Defoe, Robert Mayer., (ebook)
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http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&AN=10220
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 246 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585131092
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • ocm44959725
  • (OCoLC)44959725
Label
History and the early English novel : matters of fact from Bacon to Defoe, Robert Mayer., (ebook)
Link
http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&AN=10220
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 246 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585131092
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • ocm44959725
  • (OCoLC)44959725

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