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Memoirs of the Life of Henriette-Sylvie De Molière : A Novel

Madame de Villedieu

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226144191
eISBN:
9780226144214
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226144214.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Known as Madame de Villedieu, Marie-Catherine Desjardins (ca. 1640–1683) was a prolific writer who played an important role in the evolution of the early modern French novel. One of the earliest ... More


Novel Translations: The European Novel and the German Book, 1680-1730

Bethany Wiggin

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801476808
eISBN:
9780801460074
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801476808.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Many early novels were cosmopolitan books, read from London to Leipzig and beyond, available in nearly simultaneous translations in French, English, German, and other European languages. This book ... More


The Excitement of Beginnings

Patricia Meyer Spacks

in Novel Beginnings: Experiments in Eighteenth-Century English Fiction

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300110319
eISBN:
9780300128338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300110319.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter chronicles the beginning of prose fiction's popular form: the novel. Prose fiction has existed since classic times, although Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe, Eliza Haywood's Love in ... More


Early Novels

Hugh Adlington

in Penelope Fitzgerald

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780746312957
eISBN:
9781789629224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780746312957.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter considers the five short novels Fitzgerald wrote between 1977 and 1982: The Golden Child, The Bookshop, Offshore, Human Voices and At Freddie’s. Each of these ‘early’ novels draws upon ... More


A Fine Subject for Tragedy: Providence, Poetic Justice, and Clarissa’s Real Affliction

Alex Eric Hernandez

in The Making of British Bourgeois Tragedy: Modernity and the Art of Ordinary Suffering

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198846574
eISBN:
9780191881657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198846574.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This chapter reads Samuel Richardson’s Clarissa (1748) alongside dramatic precursors such as Charles Johnson’s Cælia; or, The Perjur’d Lover (1733) and public responses to the novel in order to argue ... More


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