The Resource History and the early English novel : matters of fact from Bacon to Defoe, Robert Mayer

History and the early English novel : matters of fact from Bacon to Defoe, Robert Mayer

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History and the early English novel : matters of fact from Bacon to Defoe
Title
History and the early English novel
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matters of fact from Bacon to Defoe
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Robert Mayer
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eng
Summary
This new study of the origins of the English novel argues that the novel emerged from historical writing. Examining historical writers and forms frequently neglected by earlier scholars, Robert Mayer shows that in the seventeenth century historical discourse embraced not only "history" in its modern sense, but also fiction, polemic, gossip, and marvels. Mayer thus explains why Defoe's narratives were initially read as history. It is the acceptance of the claims to historicity, the study argues, that differentiates Defoes fictions from those of writers like Thomas Deloney and Aphra Behn, important writers who nevertheless have figured less prominently than Defoe in discussions of the novel. Mayer ends by exploring the theoretical implications of the history-fiction connection. His study makes an important contribution to the continuing debate about the emergence of what we now call the novel in Britain in the eighteenth century
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1948-
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Mayer, Robert
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR858.H5
LC item number
M39 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Defoe, Daniel
  • Bacon, Francis
  • Bacon, Francis
  • Defoe, Daniel
  • Bacon, Francis
  • Bacon, Francis
  • Defoe, Daniel
  • Bacon, Francis
  • Defoe, Daniel
  • Defoe, Daniel
  • English fiction
  • Literature and history
  • Historical fiction, English
  • Roman anglais
  • Littérature et histoire
  • Roman historique anglais
  • Art
  • English fiction
  • Historical fiction, English
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Literature and history
  • Engels
  • Romans
  • Geschiedenis
  • Roman historique anglais
  • Roman anglais
  • Roman anglais
  • Littérature et histoire
  • Littérature
  • Geschichtsschreibung
  • Historischer Roman
  • Roman
  • Fiktion
  • Great Britain
  • Großbritannien
  • Englisch
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History and the early English novel : matters of fact from Bacon to Defoe, Robert Mayer
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Baconian historiography: the contours of historical discourse in seventeenth-century England -- 2. "Idle Trash" or "Reliques of Something True"?: the fate of Brut and Arthur and the power of tradition -- 3. The History of Myddle: memory, history, and power -- 4. Lifewriting and historiography, fiction and fact: Baxter, Clarendon, and Hutchinson on the English Civil War -- 5. The secret history of the last Stuart kings -- 6. "Knowing strange things": historical discourse in the century before Robinson Crusoe -- 7. "History" before Defoe: Nashe, Deloney, Behn, Manley -- 8. Defoe's historical practice: from "The Ages Humbles Servant" to Major Alexander Ramkins -- 9. "Facts that are form'd to touch the mind": Defoe's narratives as forms of historical discourse -- 10. From history to the novel: the reception of Defoe
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 246 pages
Isbn
9780521563772
Lccn
96009608
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34989949
  • (OCoLC)ocm34989949
Label
History and the early English novel : matters of fact from Bacon to Defoe, Robert Mayer
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
1. Baconian historiography: the contours of historical discourse in seventeenth-century England -- 2. "Idle Trash" or "Reliques of Something True"?: the fate of Brut and Arthur and the power of tradition -- 3. The History of Myddle: memory, history, and power -- 4. Lifewriting and historiography, fiction and fact: Baxter, Clarendon, and Hutchinson on the English Civil War -- 5. The secret history of the last Stuart kings -- 6. "Knowing strange things": historical discourse in the century before Robinson Crusoe -- 7. "History" before Defoe: Nashe, Deloney, Behn, Manley -- 8. Defoe's historical practice: from "The Ages Humbles Servant" to Major Alexander Ramkins -- 9. "Facts that are form'd to touch the mind": Defoe's narratives as forms of historical discourse -- 10. From history to the novel: the reception of Defoe
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 246 pages
Isbn
9780521563772
Lccn
96009608
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34989949
  • (OCoLC)ocm34989949

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