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The Resource The boundaries of fiction : history and the eighteenth-century British novel, Everett Zimmerman

The boundaries of fiction : history and the eighteenth-century British novel, Everett Zimmerman

Label
The boundaries of fiction : history and the eighteenth-century British novel
Title
The boundaries of fiction
Title remainder
history and the eighteenth-century British novel
Statement of responsibility
Everett Zimmerman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Focusing on canonical works by Daniel Defoe, Henry Fielding, Laurence Sterne, and others, this book explains the relationship between British fiction and historical writing when both were struggling to attain status and authority. Zimmerman offers rich analyses of texts central to the tradition of the novel, chiefly Clarissa, Tom Jones, and Tristram Shandy, and concludes with discussions of Sir Walter Scott's development of the historical novel and David Hume's philosophy of history. Along the way, he refers to such other important historical figures as John Locke, Richard Bentley, William Wotton, and Edward Gibbon and engages contemporary thinkers, including Paul Ricoeur and Michel Foucault, who have addressed the philosophical and methodological issues of historical evidence and narrative
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
index present
LC call number
PR858.H5
LC item number
Z56 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The boundaries of fiction : history and the eighteenth-century British novel, Everett Zimmerman
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 "Historical faith" -- Skeptical historiography and the constitution of the novel -- From Figura to Trace: Bunyan and Defoe -- A battle of books: Swift's Tale and Richardson's Clarissa -- The machine of narrative: Tom Jones and Caleb Williams -- From personal identity to the material text: Sterne, Machenzie, and Scott -- Coda: epistemology, rhetoric and narrative: Historiography and the fictional -- Index
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 250 pages
Isbn
9780801432514
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
96017057
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34546242
  • (OCoLC)ocm34546242
Label
The boundaries of fiction : history and the eighteenth-century British novel, Everett Zimmerman
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 "Historical faith" -- Skeptical historiography and the constitution of the novel -- From Figura to Trace: Bunyan and Defoe -- A battle of books: Swift's Tale and Richardson's Clarissa -- The machine of narrative: Tom Jones and Caleb Williams -- From personal identity to the material text: Sterne, Machenzie, and Scott -- Coda: epistemology, rhetoric and narrative: Historiography and the fictional -- Index
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 250 pages
Isbn
9780801432514
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
96017057
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34546242
  • (OCoLC)ocm34546242

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