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Letters in the Novel and the Novel in Letters: Henry Mackenzie’s Julia de Roubigné and the Afterlife of the Epistolary Novel

Jeanne M. Britton

in Vicarious Narratives: A Literary History of Sympathy, 1750-1850

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780198846697
eISBN:
9780191881701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198846697.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This chapter argues that Henry Mackenzie’s novel in letters Julia de Roubigné marks a transition from epistolary novels that are characterized by numerous correspondents who betray a desperate need ... More


The novel and its critics

Gerd Bayer

in Novel Horizons: The Genre Making of Restoration Fiction

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781784991234
eISBN:
9781526115249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784991234.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter offers a historical survey of criticism of the form of the novel, going back to seventeenth-century debates. It shows how questions of canonicity determine most critical approaches and ... More


Misfit Forms: Paths Not Taken by the British Novel

Lorri G. Nandrea

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823263431
eISBN:
9780823266623
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263431.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Misfit Forms re-interprets a series of choices that shaped the development of the British novel. Histories of the novel often situate the early nineteenth century as a culminating moment in the ... More


Novel Horizons: The Genre Making of Restoration Fiction

Gerd Bayer

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781784991234
eISBN:
9781526115249
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784991234.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Novel horizons analyses how narrative prose fiction developed during the English Restoration. It argues that following the reopening of the theatres in 1660, generic changes within dramatic texts ... More


Against Democracy: Literary Experience in the Era of Emancipations

Simon During

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823242542
eISBN:
9780823242580
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823242542.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Today democracy has become fundamental. It extends increasingly deeply into everyday life; it grounds and limits our political thought and values. We can't think past or beyond it as a political or ... More


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