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Book Moll Flanders

    Book Details:
  • Author : Daniel Defoe
  • Publisher : Wordsworth Editions
  • Release : 1993
  • ISBN : 9781853260735
  • Pages : 312 pages

Download or read book Moll Flanders written by Daniel Defoe and published by Wordsworth Editions. This book was released on 1993 with total page 312 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Abandoned at birth and threatened with a life in service, Defoe's young rebel sets her heart on independence. One fatal seduction and five husbands later, she resorts to a life of self-supporting crime.

Book The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders

Download or read book The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders written by Daniel Defoe and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 1998 with total page 436 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Moll Flanders has claims to being the first English novel. It is the tale of 'the Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders, Who was Born in Newgate, and during a Life of continu'd Variety for Threescore Years, besides her Childhood, was Twelve Year a Whore, five times a Wife (whereof once to her own Brother), Twelve Year a Thief, Eight Year a Transported Felon in Virginia, at last grew Rich, liv'd Honest, and died a Penitent.' Racy, ironic, rich in realistic sociological detail, it is also a romance, with Moll in her quest for a familial paradise its charmed heroine.

Book The Rise of the Novel

Download or read book The Rise of the Novel written by Ian Watt and published by Univ of California Press. This book was released on 2001-06 with total page 348 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A classic description of the interworkings of social conditions changing attitudes, and literary practices during the period when the novel emerged as the dominant literary form of the individualist era.

Book Is There a Single Right Interpretation

Download or read book Is There a Single Right Interpretation written by Michael Krausz and published by Penn State Press. This book was released on 2010-11-01 with total page 436 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Is there a single right interpretation for such cultural phenomena as works of literature, visual artworks, works of music, the self, and legal and sacred texts? In these essays, almost all written especially for this volume, twenty leading philosophers pursue different answers to this question by examining the nature of interpretation and its objects and ideals. The fundamental conflict between positions that universally require the ideal of a single admissible interpretation (singularism) and those that allow a multiplicity of some admissible interpretations (multiplism) leads to a host of engrossing questions explored in these essays: Does multiplism invite interpretive anarchy? Can opposing interpretations be jointly defended? Should competition between contending interpretations be understood in terms of (bivalent) truth or (multivalent) reasonableness, appropriateness, aptness, or the like? Is interpretation itself an essentially contested concept? Does interpretive activity seek truth or aim at something else as well? Should one focus on interpretive acts rather than interpretations? Should admissible interpretations be fixed by locating intentions of a historical or hypothetical creator, or neither? What bearing does the fact of the historical situatedness of cultural entities have on their identities? The contributors are Annette Barnes, No&ël Carroll, Stephen Davies, Susan Feagin, Alan Goldman, Charles Guignon, Chhanda Gupta, Garry Hagberg, Michael Krausz, Peter Lamarque, Jerrold Levinson, Joseph Margolis, Rex Martin, Jitendra Mohanty, David Novitz, Philip Percival, Torsten Pettersson, Robert Stecker, Laurent Stern, and Paul Thom.

Book The Politics of Motherhood

Download or read book The Politics of Motherhood written by Toni Bowers and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 1996-07-13 with total page 282 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An examination of the eighteenth-century social and cultural struggle to develop new ideas for virtuous motherhood.

Book Point of View in Plays

Download or read book Point of View in Plays written by Dan McIntyre and published by John Benjamins Publishing. This book was released on 2006-01-01 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is the first book-length study of how point of view is manifested linguistically in dramatic texts. It examines such issues as how readers process the shifts in viewpoint that can occur within such texts. Using insights from cognitive linguistics, the book aims to explain how the analysis of point of view in drama can be undertaken, and how this is fruitful for understanding textual and discoursal effects in this genre. Following on from a consideration of existing frameworks for the analysis of point of view, a cognitive approach to deixis is suggested as being particularly profitable for explaining the viewpoint effects that can arise in dramatic texts. To expand on the large number of examples discussed throughout the book, the penultimate chapter consists of an extended analysis of a single play. This book is relevant to scholars in a range of areas, including linguistics, literary studies and cognitive science.

Book Miscenalleous and Posthumous Works of Henry Thomas Buckle

Download or read book Miscenalleous and Posthumous Works of Henry Thomas Buckle written by Buckle and published by . This book was released on 1872 with total page 744 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Miscellaneous and Posthumous Works

Download or read book Miscellaneous and Posthumous Works written by Henry Thomas Buckle and published by . This book was released on 1872 with total page 724 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Miscellaneous and Posthumous Works of Henry Thomas Buckle

Download or read book Miscellaneous and Posthumous Works of Henry Thomas Buckle written by Helen Taylor and published by BoD – Books on Demand. This book was released on 2023-05-11 with total page 726 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Freedom s Empire

    Book Details:
  • Author : Laura Anne Doyle
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release : 2008-01-11
  • ISBN : 9780822341598
  • Pages : 596 pages

Download or read book Freedom s Empire written by Laura Anne Doyle and published by Duke University Press. This book was released on 2008-01-11 with total page 596 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A sweeping argument that from the mid-seventeenth century until the mid-twentieth, the English-language novel encoded ideas equating race with liberty.

Book Life After Death

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  • Author : Karen Bloom Gevirtz
  • Publisher : University of Delaware Press
  • Release : 2005
  • ISBN : 9780874139235
  • Pages : 236 pages

Download or read book Life After Death written by Karen Bloom Gevirtz and published by University of Delaware Press. This book was released on 2005 with total page 236 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Life After Death shows how representations of the widow in theeighteenth-century novel express attitudes toward emerging capitalismand women's participation in it. Authors responded to the century'sinstability by using widows, who had the right to act economically andself-interestedly, to teach women that virtue meant foregoing theopportunities that the changing economy offered. Novelists thus helpedto create expectations for women that linger today, and established thenovel as a cultural arbiter. The first study of widows in the developingnovel, Life After Death also takes the next step in merging genre, gender, and economic criticism

Book New Quotatoes  Joycean Exogenesis in the Digital Age

Download or read book New Quotatoes Joycean Exogenesis in the Digital Age written by and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2016-04-26 with total page 260 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: New Quotatoes offers fourteen original essays on the genetic dossiers of Joyce’s fiction and the ties that bind the literary archive to the transatlantic print sphere of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.

Book The English Novel in History 1700 1780

Download or read book The English Novel in History 1700 1780 written by John Richetti and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2003-09-02 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The English Novel in History 1700-1780 provides students with specific contexts for the early novel in response to a new understanding of eigtheenth-century Britain. It traces the social and moral representations of the period in extended readings of the major novelists, as well as evaluatiing the importance of lesser known ones. John Richetti traces the shifting subject matter of the novel, discussing: * scandalous and amatory fictions * criminal narratives of the early part of the century * the more disciplined, realistic, and didactic strain that appears in the 1740's and 1750's * novels promoting new ideas about the nature of domestic life * novels by women and how they relate to the shift of subject matter This original and useful book revises traditional literary history by considering novels from those years in the context of the transformation of Britain in the eighteenth century.

Book Moll Flanders

    Book Details:
  • Author : Daniel Defoe
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1972
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 295 pages

Download or read book Moll Flanders written by Daniel Defoe and published by . This book was released on 1972 with total page 295 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Eventfulness in British Fiction

Download or read book Eventfulness in British Fiction written by Peter Hühn and published by Walter de Gruyter. This book was released on 2010-03-26 with total page 222 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An event, defined as the decisive turn, the surprising point in the plot of a narrative, constitutes its tellability, the motivation for reading it. This book describes a framework for a narratological definition of eventfulness and its dependence on the historical, socio-cultural and literary context. A series of fifteen analyses of British novels and tales, from late medieval and early modern times to the late 20th century, demonstrates how this concept can be put into practice for a new, specifically contextual interpretation of the central relevance of these texts. The examples include Chaucer’s “Miller’s Tale”, Behn’s “Oroonoko”, Defoe’s “Moll Flanders”, Richardson’s “Pamela”, Fielding’s “Tom Jones”, Dickens’s “Great Expectations”, Hardy's “On the Western Circuit”, James’s “The Beast in the Jungle”, Joyce’s “Grace”, Conrad’s “Shadow-Line”, Woolf’s “Unwritten Novel”, Lawrence’s “Fanny and Annie”, Mansfield’s “At the Bay”, Fowles’s “Enigma” and Swift’s “Last Orders”. This selection is focused on the transitional period from 19th-century realism to 20th-century modernism because during these decades traditional concepts of what counts as an event were variously problematized; therefore, these texts provide a particularly interesting field for testing the analytical capacity of the term of eventfulness.

Book The Novels of Daniel Defoe  Part II

Download or read book The Novels of Daniel Defoe Part II written by W R Owens and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-09-29 with total page 1536 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Brings together three parts of "Robinson Crusoe" and examines their relationship. This work contains editorial material that includes a substantial introduction to each novel, explanatory endnotes, textual notes, and a consolidated index.

Book The Oxford Handbook of Daniel Defoe

Download or read book The Oxford Handbook of Daniel Defoe written by Nicholas Seager and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2024-02-29 with total page 721 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Oxford Handbook of Daniel Defoe is the most comprehensive overview available of the author's life, times, writings, and reception. Daniel Defoe (1660-1731) is a major author in world literature, renowned for a succession of novels including Robinson Crusoe, Moll Flanders, and A Journal of the Plague Year, but more famous in his lifetime as a poet, journalist, and political agent. Across his vast oeuvre, which includes books, pamphlets, and periodicals, Defoe commented on virtually every development and issue of his lifetime, a turbulent and transformative period in British and global history. Defoe has proven challenging to position--in some respects he is a traditional and conservative thinker, but in other ways he is a progressive and innovative writer. He therefore benefits from the range of critical appraisals offered in this Handbook. The Handbook ranges from concerns of gender, class, and race to those of politics, religion, and economics. In accessible but learned chapters, contributors explore salient contexts in ways that show how they overlap and intersect, such as in chapters on science, environment, and empire. The Handbook provides both a thorough introduction to Defoe and to early eighteenth-century society, culture, and literature more broadly. Thirty-six chapters by leading literary scholars and historians explore the various genres in which Defoe wrote; the sociocultural contexts that inform his works; his writings on different locales, from the local to the global; and the posthumous reception and creative responses to his works.