The English Novel: An Introduction

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Wiley, 2005 - Literary Collections - 365 pages
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Written by one of the world’s leading literary theorists, this book provides a wide-ranging, accessible and humorous introduction to the English novel from Daniel Defoe to the present day.

  • Covers the works of major authors, including Daniel Defoe, Henry Fielding, Samuel Richardson, Laurence Sterne, Walter Scott, Jane Austen, the Brontës, Charles Dickens, George Eliot, Thomas Hardy, Henry James, Joseph Conrad, Virginia Woolf, D.H. Lawrence and James Joyce.
  • Distils the essentials of the theory of the novel.
  • Follows the model of Eagleton’s hugely popular Literary Theory: An Introduction (Second Edition, 1996).

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EAGLETON, IN HIS CRITIQUE OF HARD TIMES, SPENDS MUCH OF HIS TIME TRYING TO EXPOSE DICKENS' BIAS TOWARDS FANCY OVER UTILITARIANISM.EAGLETON SEEMS DESPERATE TO FIND FLAWS IN DICKENS OPPOSITION TO FACTS AND AGAIN SHOWS HIS HATRED OF THE AESTHETIC. IT'S MORE AN INTRODUCTION TO EAGLETONISM THAN THE ENGLISH NOVEL: HIS IDEOLOGY WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO HELP HIM APPRECIATE ANALOGY AND POINT OF VIEW. HE ENDS UP CHIPPING AWAY AT SOMETHING THAT IS TOO MONSTROUS FOR HIM TO EVER APPRECIATE OR UNDERMINE. IS EAGLETON JUST ANOTHER LILIPUTIAN? MARXISM DIED A LONG TIME AGO. THIS BOOK IS AS DEAD AND LIFELESS AS ITS COVER. NOT TO BE READ!
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This book has proven a helpful short-cut in preparing my 'introduction to the novel' course, especially on books and writers that I haven't dealt with before. Its general introduction is a rather good ... Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Terry Eagleton is Professor of Cultural Theory and John Rylands Fellow at the University of Manchester. His recent publications include Sweet Violence: The Idea of the Tragic (2003), The Idea of Culture (2000), Scholars and Rebels in Nineteenth-Century Ireland (1999), Literary Theory: An Introduction (Second Edition, 1996) and The Illusions of Postmodernism (1996), all published by Blackwell Publishing.

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