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Foreign Imports

Jenny Mander

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 2: English and British Fiction 1750-1820

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780199574803
eISBN:
9780191869747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199574803.003.0032
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter examines foreign novels, which greatly overshadowed the English novel. The prevalence of imitations and translations of foreign novels had been a matter of significant critical concern ... More


I Had Not Been False: A Career

Ranga Rao

in R.K. Narayan: The Novelist and His Art

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199470754
eISBN:
9780199087624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199470754.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, World Literature

Narayan’s early hardships as an Indian novelist in English were aggravated by his resolve to do something different from his predecessors in south India: B. Rajam Iyer (1872–1898), A. Madhaviah ... More


The Regional and the Global

Liam Connell

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 7: British and Irish Fiction Since 1940

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198749394
eISBN:
9780191869754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198749394.003.0023
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter offers a limited survey of the ways that British regional novelists have engaged in the processes of place-making. It examines novels from England, Scotland, and Wales. In doing so, the ... More


The English Bildungsroman

Richard Salmon

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 3: The Nineteenth-Century Novel 1820-1880

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199560615
eISBN:
9780191803499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199560615.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter analyzes the formation of the Bildungsroman in nineteenth-century British fiction. The term Bildungsroman is synonymous with a type of novel known as the ‘novel of education’, which ... More


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