Studying genre is perhaps one of the most familiar ways of approaching literary texts, and the realist novel is one of the most distinct genres of all. The contributors to this volume look at two aspects of genre, the formal and historical, and show how writers such as Jane Austen and Charles Dickens used the realist novel to tell profoundly moral tales in a popular way. The contributors also examine how some writers, such as Mary Shelley, challenged the genre's mainstream characteristics to lasting effect. Among the texts ...

The Realist Novel 1996, Routledge, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780415135726

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The Realist Novel 1996, Routledge, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780415135719

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