The Spread of Novels

The Spread of Novels

Translation and Prose Fiction in the Eighteenth Century

eBook - 2010
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Fiction has always been in a state of transformation and circulation: how does this history of mobility inform the emergence of the novel? The Spread of Novels explores the active movements of English and French fiction in the eighteenth century and argues that the new literary form of the novel was the result of a shift in translation. Demonstrating that translation was both the cause and means by which the novel attained success, Mary Helen McMurran shows how this period was a watershed in translation history, signaling the end of a premodern system of translation and the advent of modern li.
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, c2010
ISBN: 9781400831371
1400831377
0691141525
9780691141527
0691141533
9780691141534
Characteristics: 1 online resource (x, 252 p.) : ill

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