The excellence of falsehood : romance, realism, and women's contribution to the novel /

""The only excellence of falsehood ... is its resemblance to truth, "" proclaims a clergyman in Charlotte Lennox's The Female Quixote. He argues that romances are bad art; novels, he implies, are better. This clergyman's remarks -- repeating what literary and moral auth...

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Main Author: Ross, Deborah, 1954-
Format: eBook
Published: Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, ©1991.
Online Access:Available via EBSCO eBook Collection
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Table of Contents:
  • Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Introduction: A Secret History of the English Novel; 1. Oroonoko: A Pastoral History; 2. Delia and Rivella: Romantic Autobiography; 3. Betsy Thoughtless and Harriot Stuart: Unacknowledged Sisters; 4. The Female Quixote: A Realistic Fairy Tale; 5. Fanny Burney's Novels: Romance with Regret; 6. The Italian: A Romance of Manners; 7. Jane Austen's Novels: The Romantic Denouement; Notes; Selected Bibliography; Index