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Novel (2011) 44 (2): 165–185.
Published: 01 August 2011
...Kevin Seidel By grappling with secular and religious approaches to Defoe's fiction, this essay describes the theory of fiction that Defoe writes his way toward during the course of his three-book Crusoe novel, which includes The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, The Farther...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 443–450.
Published: 01 November 2009
... theory of novelistic discourse—because catastrophe is, in what follows, a figure of time, a figure of eventfulness that always and ineluctably worries while it structures the broader protocols of meaning. In particular, my essay returns to Daniel Defoe and his strange preoccupation with disastrous events...
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Novel (2014) 47 (3): 339–362.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Sarah Tindal Kareem This essay reimagines the relationship between Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe (1719) and David Hume's skeptical philosophy, a relationship previously defined by Ian Watt's suggestion in The Rise of the Novel (1957) that Hume's emphasis upon man's essentially social nature...
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Novel (2018) 51 (3): 438–460.
Published: 01 November 2018
... . . . cannot hope to take the smallest step.” Such a limit is seemingly crossed in one of the most difficult and quite possibly the strangest of passages in J. M. Coetzee's fiction: the ending of Foe . This book's self-conscious re-presentation of the origins of the English novel (and of Defoe's inauguration...
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Novel (2001) 35 (1): 24–45.
Published: 01 May 2001
... . Vol. 4 . 249 –84. Blewett , David . By Defoe, Daniel. Moll Flanders .London: Penguin, 1989 . Chaber , Lois . “Matriarchal Mirror: Women and Capital in Moll Flanders.” PMLA 97 ( 1982 ): 212 –26. Chandler , James . England in 1819 . Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1998...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 290–296.
Published: 01 August 2009
... the enchanted perils confronting Odysseus to the dangers of the matrix and the net in recent cyberfiction. © 2009 by Novel, Inc. 2009 The Right to Mobility in Adventure Fiction Margaret Cohen If we were to imagine the kind of novel Mr. Kreuznauer wished Daniel Defoe would have invented, it would...
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Novel (2014) 47 (2): 311–315.
Published: 01 August 2014
...Scott J. Juengel Reviews ‘‘Much Study Is a Weariness of the Flesh’’ elizabeth r. napier, Falling into Matter: Problems of Embodiment in English Fiction from Defoe to Shelley (Toronto: U of Toronto P, 2012), pp. 304, cloth, $85.00...
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Novel (2010) 43 (2): 364–365.
Published: 01 August 2010
... is that all three genres both compete with each other and work together to determine modern values. They begin to emerge with clarity in the 1700s, she argues, as the “fact/fiction continuum,” evident in the works of Daniel Defoe and earlier writers, begins to separate, above all into the two major...
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Novel (2012) 45 (3): 455–460.
Published: 01 November 2012
... or Zola) and second in ignoring the enormous literary corpus of sea literature in favor of domes- tic novels of manners. Even those novels in which the ocean and navigation are central to the plots and themes, such as Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe and Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick, frequently get...
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Novel (1999) 33 (1): 146–149.
Published: 01 May 1999
... of the Old Testament] treated the doings of humble people with the utmost seriousness" (79). But Fisch's analysis of Defoe's novel in the context of earthy biblical storytelling is surely a virtuoso performance, one that takes some bold steps beyond Watt by suggesting that "the story of Robinson's many...
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Novel (2016) 49 (1): 171–174.
Published: 01 May 2016
... of the early novel that connects it to utopian literature, then, Pearl has set himself a task that is fraught with difficulties. The five books he discusses inevitably straddle the gap between the titular genres imperfectly: Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe and Captain Singleton are, by convention...
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Novel (2019) 52 (1): 131–135.
Published: 01 May 2019
... and its subjects. Four primary texts—the anonymous Chinese novel The Plum in the Golden Vase ( Jin Ping Mei ) (ca. 1580–1600), Miguel de Cervantes's Don Quixote (1605, 1615), Ihara Saikaku's Life of an Amorous Man ( Kōshoku ichidai otoko ) (1682), and Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe (1719–20...
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Novel (2005) 38 (2-3): 272–290.
Published: 01 November 2005
....” The Cambridge Companion to Jane Austen Ed. Edward Copeland and Juliet McMaster. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1997 . 131 –48. De Britaine , William . Humane Prudence, Or, The Art by which a Man May Raise Himself and His Fortune to Grandeur . 5th ed. London: n.p., 1689 . Defoe , Daniel...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 140–147.
Published: 01 May 2010
... . Spectator . Vol. 1 . No. 94 . Ed. F. Bond Donald. Oxford: Clarendon, 1965 . 398 –402. Chandler , James K. England in 1819: The Politics of Literary Culture and the Case of Romantic Historicism . Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1998 . Defoe , Daniel . Moll Flanders . Ed. H. Kelly Edward...
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Novel (2014) 47 (3): 469–471.
Published: 01 November 2014
... in conversation with the legion of amateur meteorological diarists of the eigh- teenth century, not to mention Defoe’s own best-selling account of the great storm of 1703. Less satisfying, unfortunately, is the follow-up chapter on Defoe, in which Lewis pairs his bleak masterpiece, Journal of the Plague Year...
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Novel (1999) 33 (1): 73–92.
Published: 01 May 1999
... . Carson , Gerald . The Polite Americans . New York: Morrow, 1966 . Davis , Lennard J. Factual Fictions: The Origins of the English Novel . New York: Columbia UP, 1983 . Defoe , Daniel . “ Defoe’s Editor’s Preface .” Robinson Crusoe . Ed. Angus Ross. Harmondsworth: Penguin...
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Novel (2019) 52 (1): 136–139.
Published: 01 May 2019
... reads Defoe's Journal of the Plague Year through corpuscular medical theory; pairs adventure fictions by William Chetwood and Penelope Aubin with theories of color and racial difference; compares the representation of status inconsistency in Fielding's early novels to alchemical ideas about...
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Novel (2012) 45 (1): 152–157.
Published: 01 May 2012
.... But it is the eighteenth-century novels that take center stage, in four exhilarating chap- ters on Defoe, Richardson, Fielding, and Frances Sheridan, respectively. Grafting Sheri- dan’s 1761 Memoirs of Miss Sidney Bidulph onto an otherwise familiar matrix that includes Roxana, Clarissa, and Tom Jones, among others...
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Novel (2011) 44 (3): 513–516.
Published: 01 November 2011
... such as John Evelyn, John Milton, Alexander Pope, Jonathan Swift, and Daniel Defoe were sorting out the complex human responses to waste as something both disgusting and desirable, at once a sign of life and a sign of death. The basic historical argument is that the Great Fire of London in 1666...
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Novel (2000) 34 (1): 128–130.
Published: 01 May 2000
... representations that are ripe for critical reappropriation, are the subject of chapters on Aphra Behn's Oroonoko (1688) and Thomas Southerne's popular stage version of Oroonoko (1695); Daniel Defoe's Captain Singleton (1720) as well as his other texts about pirates; Swift's analysis of Irish politics...