Romance for Sale in Early Modern England: The Rise of Prose Fiction

by

Write The First Customer Review

The major claim made by this study is that early modern English prose fiction self-consciously invented a new form of literary culture in which professional writers created books to be printed and sold to anonymous readers. It further claims that this period's narrative innovations emerged not solely from changes in early modern culture like print and the book market, but also from the rediscovery of a forgotten late classical text from North Africa, Heliodorus's Aethiopian History. In making these claims, Steve Mentz ...

Romance for Sale in Early Modern England: The Rise of Prose Fiction 2006, Routledge, Aldershot, England

ISBN-13: 9780754654698

Hardcover

Select