How Novels Think: The Limits of Individualism from 1719-1900

How Novels Think: The Limits of Individualism from 1719-1900

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Nancy Armstrong argues that the history of the novel and the history of the modern individual are, quite literally, one and the same. She suggests that certain works of fiction created a subject, one displaying wit, will, or energy capable of shifting the social order to grant the exceptional person a place commensurate with his or her individual worth. Once the novel had created this figure, readers understood themselves in terms of a narrative that produced a self-governing… (more)

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Publisher: Columbia University Press (March 07, 2006)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 224 pages

File size: 893 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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