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Reason and Revelation in the Fiction of Charles GildonThe Ways of Fiction: New Essays on the Literary Cultures of the Eighteenth Century (2018)
The essays gathered here capture fresh perspectives on the literary environments of the eighteenth century. The core concern of this volume is culture – the ways in which it shapes literature and is in turn influenced by it: the “ways” of fiction. Especially commissioned from experts in the field, essays cover the whole of the century, embracing such themes as class, gender, nationhood, politics, and identity.
Through scrutiny of familiar and less well-known authors alike, the collection forms a stimulating and provocative anthology. It will naturally appeal to scholars and students of the novel, as well as to historians of culture, and all those concerned with eighteenth-century studies. A broader readership will also find much here to enhance their appreciation of fiction as a cultural artefact. Responding to a growing fascination with this period in British history, these essays open vital new perspectives on the novel at a key moment in its development.
Publication DateJanuary 5, 2018
EditorNicholas J. Crowe
PublisherCambridge Scholars Publishing
Citation InformationScott Nowka. "Reason and Revelation in the Fiction of Charles Gildon" The Ways of Fiction: New Essays on the Literary Cultures of the Eighteenth Century (2018) p. 177 - 197
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/scott-nowka/4/