Partisan Politics, Narrative Realism, and the Rise of the British Novel

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  • Rachel Carnell

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This book considers why narrative realism in literature is seen as a 'full account' of 'real life' and the individual self. Unconventionally, Carnell shows that the formal conventions of narrative realism emerged in the seventeenth century in response to an explosion of partisan writings that put into play competing versions of political selfhood.


British novel Defoe English literature fiction Narrative novel realism

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