The Framework of Fiction: Socio-cultural Approaches to the Novel
'...offers thoughtful summaries and critiques of both Marxist...and moralist...theories of the novel in society. The primary focus, however, is on a detailed study of the social context of the novel and the changing relationship between novelists and their readers...'
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