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
Published: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2005.
Online Access:Available via EBSCO eBook Collection
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Table of Contents:
  • How the misfit became a moral protagonist
  • When novels made nations
  • Why a good man is hard to find in Victorian fiction
  • The polygenetic imagination
  • The necessary gothic.