Introduction Robert L. Caserio and Clement Hawes; 1. The novel before 'the novel' John Richetti; 2. Biographical form in the novel Alan Downie; 3. Legal discourse and novelistic form Eleanor Shevlin; 4. Novelistic history Clement Hawes; 5. Interiorities Elaine McGirr; 6. Samuel Richardson Carol Flynn; 7. Domesticity and novel narratives Cynthia Wall; 8. Obscenity and the erotics of fiction Tom Keymer; 9. Cognitive alternatives to interiority Lisa Zunshine; 10. The novel, the British nation, and Britain's four kingdoms Janet Sorensen; 11. Money's productivity in narrative fiction Liz Bellamy; 12. 'The southern unknown countries': imagining the Pacific in the eighteenth-century novel Robert Markley; 13. Editorial fictions: paratexts, fragments, and the novel Barbara Benedict; 14. Extraordinary narrators: it-narratives and metafiction Mark Blackwell; 15. Romance redivivus Scott Black; 16. Gothic success and Gothic failure: formal innovation in a much-maligned genre George Haggerty; 17. Sir Walter Scott: historiography contested by fiction Murray Pittock; 18. How and where we live now: Edgeworth, Austen, Dickens, and Trollope Barry Weller; 19. From Wollstonecraft to Gissing and Hardy: the revolutionary emergence of women, children, and labor in novelistic narrative Carolyn Lesjak; 20. Space and places (I): the four nations Deborah Epstein Nord; 21. Dickens, Charlotte Bronte, Gaskell: politics and its limits Amanda Anderson; 22. Populations: pictures of prose in Hardy, Austen, Eliot, and Thackeray Aaron Fogel; 23. The novel amid new sciences Phillip Mallett; 24. George Eliot's past and present: emblematic histories Barry V. Qualls; 25. The Bildungsroman Brigid Lowe; 26. The novel and social cognition: internalist and externalist perspective Alan Palmer; 27. Clamors of Eros Richard A. Kaye; 28. The novel as immoral, antisocial force Christopher Lane; 29. Sensations: Gothic, horror, crime fiction, detective fiction Peter K. Garrett; 30. Realism and romance Francis O'Gorman; 31. Representations of spaces and places (II): around the globe David James; 32. Imperial romance Robert L. Caserio; 33. The art novel: impressionists and aesthetes Jesse Matz; 34. The impact of lyric, drama, and verse narrative on novel form Stefanie Markovits; 35. Henry James and Joseph Conrad: the pursuit of autonomy Robert Hampson; 36. Joyce: the modernist novel's revolution in matter and manner Derek Attridge; 37. Richardson, Woolf, Lawrence: the modernist novel's experiments with narrative (I) Mark Wollaeger; 38. Wells, Forster, Firbank, Lewis, Huxley, Compton-Burnett, Green: the modernist novel's experiments with narrative (II) Jonathan Greenberg; 39. Beyond autonomy: political dimensions of modernist novels Morag Shiach; 40. Fiction by women: continuities and changes, 1930-1990 Elizabeth Maslen; 41. The novel amidst other discourses Patricia Waugh; 42. The novel and thirty years of war Marina MacKay; 43. Thrillers Allan Hepburn; 44. Novelistic complications of spaces and places: the four nations and regionalism Dominic Head; 45. The series novel: a dominant form Suzanne Keen; 46. The novel's West Indian revolution Peter Kalliney; 47. Post-war renewals of experiment, 1945-1979 Philip Tew; 48. The novel amidst new technology and media Julian Murphet; 49. Novels of same-sex desire Gregory Woods; 50. From Wells to John Berger: the social democratic era of the novel Charles Ferrall; 51. The postcolonial novel: history and memory C. L. Innes; 52. History and heritage: the English novel's persistent historiographical turn Peter Childs; 53. Twentieth-century satire: the poetics and politics of negativity James F. English; 54. Unending romance: science fiction and fantasy in the twentieth century Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn; Bibliography; Index.
Authoritative, bold and clear, the History raises multiple useful questions for future explorations of the genre.
Robert L. Caserio is Professor of English at Pennsylvania State University. Clement C. Hawes is Professor of English and History at the University of Michigan.
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