How novels think : the limits of British individualism from 1719-1900 /

Nancy Armstrong argues that the history of the novel and the history of the modern individual are, quite literally, one and the same. She suggests that certain works of fiction created a subject, one displaying wit, will, or energy capable of shifting the social order to grant the exceptional person...

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Main Author: Armstrong, Nancy, 1938-
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2005.
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Online Access:Available via EBSCO eBook Collection
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Summary:Nancy Armstrong argues that the history of the novel and the history of the modern individual are, quite literally, one and the same. She suggests that certain works of fiction created a subject, one displaying wit, will, or energy capable of shifting the social order to grant the exceptional person a place commensurate with his or her individual worth. Once the novel had created this figure, readers understood themselves in terms of a narrative that produced a self-governing subject.In the decades following the revolutions in British North America and France, the major novelists.
Physical Description:1 online resource (x, 191 pages)
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 155-186) and index.
ISBN:0231503873
9780231503877