Richardson and Fielding: The Dynamics of a Critical Rivalry

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Bucknell University Press, 1999 - 264 páginas
"Richardson and Fielding: The Dynamics of a Critical Rivalry is the first book-length study of one of literature's most persistent and influential rivalries. Using an adaptation of Hans Jauss's reception theory, it surveys the recurring dichotomies projected onto Richardson and Fielding by all types of eighteenth-, nineteenth-, and twentieth-century readers. Even when the rival is not mentioned directly, readers usually make it pointedly clear that one author is being privileged at the other's expense." "Even apart from its serious implications for literary history, the story of the Richardson/Fielding rivalry is a fascinating source of critical passions, prejudices, scholarly irresponsibility, wit, and often surprising interrelations between the literary tastes and cultural environments of the day."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
 

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Acknowledgments
9
Reception Theory
13
The Eighteenth Century Shamela to Richardsons Correspondence 17411804
37
The Nineteenth Century Richardsons Correspondence to The Saturday Review 18041893
93
The Twentieth Century Raleighs The English Novel to Watts The Rise of the Novel 18941957
154
Conclusion
193
Appendix
199
Notes
208
Bibliography
236
Index
251
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