Ian Watt's The Rise of the Novel was a revelation when it first appeared and remains an enthralling and highly influential account of the origins and success of our best-loved literary form. With penetrating and original readings of Daniel Defoe, Samuel Richardson, Henry Fielding and Jane Austen, he explains why these authors wrote in the way that they did, and how the complex changes in society - the rise of the middle-class and the new social position of women - gave rise to their popularity. Above all, The Rise of the Novel brings the novel alive in eye-opening new ways, capturing precisely and satisfyingly what it is about the form that so enthrals us.
Product code: APHYM
Dimensions: 13.6cm x 21.5cm
Publish date: 01/10/2015
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