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

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

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History and the early English novel : matters of fact from Bacon to Defoe
Title
History and the early English novel
Title remainder
matters of fact from Bacon to Defoe
Statement of responsibility
Robert Mayer
Title variation
History & the Early English Novel
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Subject
Language
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 Defoe's 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
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Cambridge studies in eighteenth-century English literature and thought
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
Series volume
33
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  • Defoe, Daniel
  • Bacon, Francis
  • English fiction
  • Literature and history
  • Historical fiction, English
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History and the early English novel : matters of fact from Bacon to Defoe, Robert Mayer, (electronic resource)
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http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511582066
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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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
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CR9780511582066
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unknown
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1 online resource (xii, 246 pages)
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online
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Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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9780511582066
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)44959725
Label
History and the early English novel : matters of fact from Bacon to Defoe, Robert Mayer, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511582066
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
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
Control code
CR9780511582066
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 246 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780511582066
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)44959725

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