Free and Discounted Ebooks
Join 130,000 readers! Get our ebook deals straight to your inbox.

Masters of the English Novel

by Richard Burton

The principle of inclusion in this book is the traditional one which assumes that criticism is only safe when it deals with authors who are dead. In proportion as we approach the living or, worse, speak of those still on earth, the proper perspective is lost and the dangers of contemporary judgment incurred. The light-minded might add, that the dead cannot strike back; to pass judgment upon them is not only more critical but safer.Sometimes, however, the distinction between the living and the dead is an invidious one.

Contents: Fiction and the Novel -- Eighteenth Century Beginnings: Richardson -- Eighteenth Century Beginnings: Fielding -- Developments: Smollett, Sterne and Others -- Realism: Jake Austen -- Modern Romanticism: Scott -- French Influence -- Dickens -- Thackeray -- George Eliot -- Trollope and Others -- Hardy and Meredith -- Stevenson -- The American Contribution

Review

required
required, not public

Allowed HTML tags:

<p>
<br>
<b>
<i>
<em>
<strong>
<ul>
<li>

excellent
Cover image for Masters of the English Novel
(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Author of the Day

Magnolia Belle
When Magnolia Belle isn't daydreaming about owning an antebellum steamboat that cruises off into the sunset, she writes fascinating novels. Today we chat about her book T'on Ma, why she picked Magnolia Belle as a pen name and how she lived in a tipi for six months.
Read full interview...

SUBSCRIBE TO MANYBOOKS 

FREE EBOOKS 

Join 120,000+ fellow readers! Get Free eBooks and book bargains from ManyBooks in your inbox. 

We respect your email privacy