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THE BEGINNINGS THE COMPARATIVELY sudden appearance at the turn of the
seventeenth century of the novel as we know it was a manifestation of a marked
change in the direction of men ' s interest . Comparable and related changes ...
Perhaps they might have bridged the gulf between the medieval metrical
romance and something like the novel we know today , but Chaucer and
Henryson were an end , not a beginning . Chaucer ' s death in 1400 coincided
with a change in ...
The scientific and the magical still existed side by side , and despite the
absurdities of the romances and the heroic drama , one can see , right at the
beginning of the century , examples not quite of scientific interest in character but
at least of ...
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THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
THE FIRST GENERA
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