The Resource Elizabeth Singer Rowe and the development of the English novel, Paula R. Backscheider

Elizabeth Singer Rowe and the development of the English novel, Paula R. Backscheider

Label
Elizabeth Singer Rowe and the development of the English novel
Title
Elizabeth Singer Rowe and the development of the English novel
Statement of responsibility
Paula R. Backscheider
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Elizabeth Singer Rowe and the Development of the English Novel" is the first in-depth study of Rowe's prose fiction. A four-volume collection of her work was a bestseller for a hundred years after its publication, but today Rowe is a largely unrecognized figure in the history of the novel. Although her poetry was appreciated by poets such as Alexander Pope for its metrical craftsmanship, beauty, and imagery, by the time of her death in 1737 she was better known for her fiction. According to Paula R. Backscheider, Rowe's major focus in her novels was on creating characters who were seeking a harmonious, contented life, often in the face of considerable social pressure. This quest would become the plotline in a large number of works in the second half of the eighteenth century, and it continues to be a major theme today in novels by women. Backscheider relates Rowe's work to popular fiction written by earlier writers as well as by her contemporaries. Rowe had a lasting influence on major movements, including the politeness (or gentility) movement, the reading revolution, and the Bluestocking society. The author reveals new information about each of these movements, and Elizabeth Singer Rowe emerges as an important innovator. Her influence resulted in new types of novel writing, philosophies, and lifestyles for women. Backscheider looks to archival materials, literary analysis, biographical evidence, and a configuration of cultural and feminist theories to prove her groundbreaking argument
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Backscheider, Paula R
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR3671.R4
LC item number
Z58 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rowe, Elizabeth Singer
  • Rowe, Elizabeth Singer
  • Rowe, Elizabeth Singer
  • English fiction
  • English fiction
  • Women and literature
  • Women
  • Social movements
  • English fiction
  • English fiction
  • Social movements
  • Women
  • Women and literature
  • England
Label
Elizabeth Singer Rowe and the development of the English novel, Paula R. Backscheider
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: locating Elizabeth Singer Rowe -- Positioning Rowe's fiction -- Isles of happiness -- Toward novelistic discourse -- The beautiful life -- Conclusion: lifestyle as legacy
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 303 pages
Isbn
9781421408897
Isbn Type
(electronic)
Lccn
2012023931
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40022004308
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)796081931
  • (OCoLC)ocn796081931
Label
Elizabeth Singer Rowe and the development of the English novel, Paula R. Backscheider
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: locating Elizabeth Singer Rowe -- Positioning Rowe's fiction -- Isles of happiness -- Toward novelistic discourse -- The beautiful life -- Conclusion: lifestyle as legacy
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 303 pages
Isbn
9781421408897
Isbn Type
(electronic)
Lccn
2012023931
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40022004308
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)796081931
  • (OCoLC)ocn796081931

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