Approaches to Teaching the Novels of Henry Fielding

Author: Jennifer Preston Wilson,Elizabeth Kraft

Publisher: Modern Language Association

ISBN: 160329225X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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The works of Henry Fielding, though written nearly three hundred years ago, retain their sense of comedy and innovation in the face of tradition, and they easily engage the twenty-first-century student with many aspects of eighteenth-century life: travel, inns, masquerades, political and religious factions, the '45, prisons and the legal system, gender ideals and realities, social class. Part 1 of this volume, "Materials," discusses the available editions of Joseph Andrews, Tom Jones, Shamela, Jonathan Wild, and Amelia; suggests useful critical and contextual works for teaching them; and recommends helpful audiovisual and electronic resources. The essays of part 2, "Approaches," demonstrate that many of the methods and models used for one novel--the romance tradition, Fielding's legal and journalistic writing, his techniques as a playwright, the ideas of Machiavelli--can be adapted to others.

Critical Survey of Long Fiction: Ralph Ellison-Jamake Highwater

Author: Carl Edmund Rollyson,Frank Northen Magill

Publisher: Salem PressInc

ISBN: 9780893568856

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 539

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Entries cover biographical information, a bibliography of writings, and a critical analysis of each author's longer works of fiction, and address long fiction written in various time periods, countries, and genres.

The Encyclopedia of the Novel

Author: N.A

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111877907X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1024

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Now available in a single volume paperback, this advanced reference resource for the novel and novel theory offers authoritative accounts of the history, terminology, and genre of the novel, in over 140 articles of 500-7,000 words. Entries explore the history and tradition of the novel in different areas of the world; formal elements of the novel (story, plot, character, narrator); technical aspects of the genre (such as realism, narrative structure and style); subgenres, including the bildungsroman and the graphic novel; theoretical problems, such as definitions of the novel; book history; and the novel's relationship to other arts and disciplines. The Encyclopedia is arranged in A-Z format and features entries from an international cast of over 140 scholars, overseen by an advisory board of 37 leading specialists in the field, making this the most authoritative reference resource available on the novel. This essential reference, now available in an easy-to-use, fully indexed single volume paperback, will be a vital addition to the libraries of literature students and scholars everywhere.

Liz Fielding's Little Book of Writing Romance

Author: Liz Fielding

Publisher: Classic Romance Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 90

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ÿMulti award winning author Liz Fielding has written more than sixty best-selling romances and, in the course of her twenty-year career, has gathered considerable insight into the process of writing fiction. In her Little Book of Writing Romance, the writer will learn how to: ú ÿ ÿ ÿ ÿ Grab the reader on the first page ú ÿ ÿ ÿ ÿ Create characters your reader will care about ú ÿ ÿ ÿ ÿ Generate conflict ú ÿ ÿ ÿ ÿ Dig deep for emotion ? the driving force ú ÿ ÿ ÿ ÿ Use dialogue to move the story forward Liz Fielding?s Little Book of Writing Romance, with its straight forward approach to the art of writing fiction, will inspire both the new writer seeking a way in to her story and the experienced writer looking for a jumpstart.

Making the Novel

Fiction and Society in Britain, 1660-1789

Author: Brean Hammond,Shaun Regan

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137020458

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

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This book advances a new cultural reading of the formation of the British novel. Rejecting a teleological narrative of the genre's 'rise' and through close analysis of key texts, the authors present a dynamic picture of the emergence of the novel, which focuses upon formal innovation, social engagement, and artistic and commercial competition.