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Studying the Novel (Hardcover) (Jeremy Hawthorn)
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Now in its seventh edition, Studying the Novel is an authoritative introduction to the study of the novel at undergraduate level. Updated throughout to reflect the profound impact of e-reading and digital resources on the contemporary study of literature, the book also now includes a wider range of international examples to reflect the growing field of world literature.
Providing a complete guide to studying the novel in one easy-to-read volume, the book covers:
· The form of the novel· The history of the novel, from its earliest days to new electronic forms· Realism, modernism and postmodernism· Analysing fiction: narrative, character, structure, theme and dialogue· Critical approaches to studying the novel· Practical guidance on critical reading, secondary criticism, electronic resources and essay writing· Versions and adaptations
Studying the Novel also includes a number of features to help readers navigate the book and find key information quickly, including chapter summaries throughout, a comprehensive glossary of terms and an historical timeline on the development of the novel, while annotated guides to further reading and discussion questions help students master the topics covered.