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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 impeccable family
Stevenson is a relevant figure here, for it was with him that James debated in
1885 the nature of the novel and the function of the novelist. When he wrote his "
Humble Remonstrance" Stevenson was opposed to realism as it found
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
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THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
THE FIRST GENERA
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