TITLE

Introduction: Is the Novel Democratic?

AUTHOR(S)
RUTTENBURG, NANCY
PUB. DATE
March 2014
SOURCE
Novel: A Forum on Fiction;Spring2014, Vol. 47 Issue 1, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the study titled "The Rise of the Novel: Studies in Defoe, Richardson, and Fielding" by Ian Watt. Topics include the role of the novel in social, cultural, and philosophical upheavals in the Great Britain in the eighteenth century, its substitution of the epic as the literature of choice, and the concept of "homo economicus." It also talks about the advent of the common individual in relation to the popularity of the novel.
ACCESSION #
96528618

 

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