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INTRODUCTION LITERARY HISTORIANS , horrified it seems by the newness of
the form , have commonly thought it necessary to provide the novel with a
respectable antiquity , much as the genealogist fits out the parvenu with an
So with the appearance of the novel round about 17oo. Nothing that preceded it
in the way of prose fiction can explain it. There were no classical models for it. It is
true that today we can read the account of Trimalchio's feast in the Satyricon of ...
One of the latter , limited though its significance may seem when set against
Forster's Education Acts , had consequences of great importance to the novel .
During the eighties the traditional three - volume novel was finally displaced by
the one ...
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THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
THE FIRST GENERA
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