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  First novel in English - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The phrase "first true novel" is probably an indication that "novel" is being carefully defined so as to exclude earlier candidates than the one the writer has in mind.
Due to the influence of Ian Watt's seminal study in literary sociology, The Rise of the Novel: Studies in Defoe, Richardson and Fielding (1957), Watt's candidate, Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe (1719), gained wide acceptance.
the article novel for detailed information about the history of the terms "novel" and "romance" and the bodies of texts they defined in a historical perspective.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/First_novel_in_English   (481 words)

 English novel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Novels written with this in mind often contained sometimes heavy moral instruction, and, like earlier English literature, attempted to provide an example of the correct kind of conduct.
The novel first began to dominate English literature during the Victorian era.
The English novel was defined, to a large extent, by the works of Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, Elizabeth Gaskell, and George Eliot.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/English_novel   (460 words)

 Novel - LoveToKnow 1911
But the novel adapts itself to so large a range of readers, and covers so vast a ground in the imitation of life, that it is the unique branch of literature which may be cultivated without any real distinction or skill, and yet for the moment may exercise a powerful purpose.
Of the novels of Giovanni Brevio (1480?- 1;.
With this book, the first great group of English novels comes to a close, and we may observe that in these eight stories everything is to be found, in germ if not in full evolution, which was during the next century and a half to make the abundant out-put of the English novel prominent.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Novel   (6002 words)

 novel. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Thus, the modern novel is rooted in two traditions, the mimetic and the fantastic, or the realistic and the romantic.
The novel became the dominant form of Western literature in the 19th cent., which produced many works that are considered milestones in the development of the form.
These novels are not only masterpieces of realism but also—in their carefully crafted form, experimental point of view, and superb style—supreme examples of the novel as a literary genre.
www.bartleby.com /65/no/novel.html   (2910 words)

 novel - The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition - HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
NOVEL [novel] in modern literary usage, a sustained work of prose fiction a volume or more in length.
The term novel is derived from novella, Italian for a compact, realistic, often ribald prose tale popular in the Renaissance and best exemplified by the stories in Giovanni Boccaccio's Decameron (1348-53).
Further portraits of English society appear in Anthony Trollope's Barsetshire novels, which scrutinize clerical life in a small, rural town, and George Eliot's Silas Marner (1861) and Middlemarch (1871-72), which treat the lives of ordinary people in provincial towns with humanity and a strong moral sense.
www.highbeam.com /doc/1E1:novel/novel.html?refid=ip_hf   (2885 words)

 English literature   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
English literature emerged as a recognisable entity only in the medieval period, when the English language itself became distinct from the Anglo-Norman language and Old English language dialects which preceded it (see Old English poetry).
In the later 16th century English poetry was characterised by elaboration of language and extensive allusion to classical myths.
It was in the Victorian era (1837-1901) that the novel became the leading form of literature in English.
read-and-go.hopto.org /English-literature/English-literature.html   (1110 words)

 §4. "Euphues". XVI. Elizabethan Prose Fiction. Vol. 3. Renascence and Reformation. The Cambridge History of ...
Euphues, the Anatomy of Wit was “lying bound on the stacioners stall” by the Christmas of 1578; Euphues and his England, the second part, appeared in 1580.
But, in projecting a moral treatise, he stumbled on the novel, and, considered as such, the work, though with many defects, has, also, abundant merit.
It foretells the day of the novel of manners, of the novel involving a detailed analysis of love.
www.bartleby.com /213/1604.html   (844 words)

 dictionary - English literature
The term English literature refers to literature written in the modern English language or its antecedents, or literature composed in English by writers who are not from England.
English literature emerged as a recognisable entity only in the medieval period, when the English language itself became distinct from the Norman and Anglo-Saxon dialects which preceded it (see Old English poetry).
The English novel did not become a popular form until the 18th century; many works, however, claim a place as the first novel in English.
www.medicalrace.com /dictionary/English_Literature   (1374 words)

 Novel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
These novels would usually be stocked in the general or possibly the classics section of a bookstore.
Bakhtin's advantage over everyone else working on novel theory is that he is able to include more texts from the past in his scheme than anyone else—and this because, paradoxically, he more than others perceives the novel as new.
The picaresque novel and the famous Don Quixote de la Mancha (1605) are generally considered to be the origin of the modern European novel, characterized by realism.
www.jahsonic.com /Novel.html   (2121 words)

 Seasons India :: Literature of India - English Literature Writers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Of his five novels, Kanthapura (1938), The Serpent and the Rope (1960) and The Cat and Shakespeare (1965) were critically acclaimed.
Her depiction of the quintessential aspects of the life of the Indian peasantry in a novel like Nectar in a Sieve, are rendered authentic by the sense of empathy and sincerity that she exudes.
Her first novel, The God of Small Things, which won the Booker Prize for the year 1997 become an international literary sensation and a bestseller as soon as it came out..
www.seasonsindia.com /art_culture/lit_english_sea.htm   (1600 words)

 Taking a Novel Approach - July 26, 2006 - The New York Sun   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
But the most enticing parts of "The Novel" are the sections of "readings," focused on individual novels grouped around a theme: novels of the metropolis, political novels, novels of the Americas.When it comes to these brief sketches, the less familiar the subject, the better.
It is impossible to understand why the novel has been the quintessential modern art form, and why it has appealed to writers and readers around the globe, without understanding the circumst ances of its rise in Western Europe in the 18th century.
It is the novel, as opposed to earlier forms of narrative, that made the ordinary mind's encounter with the ordinary world a source of drama and significance.
www.nysun.com /article/36781   (1166 words)

 Ann Radcliffe
Used in the latter sense, it denoted fiction that disregarded the limits of everyday life in action and characterization, emphasized the mystery of life, was remote in time or place, used extravagant settings, and relied on coincidence.
Horace Walpole justified The Castle of Otranto, the first Gothic novel in English, in part as a new kind of romance, a blending of the ancient and the modern romance.
She believed that the goal of the romance was "first, to excite the attention; and secondly, to direct it to some useful, or at least innocent end" (The Old English Baron, 1778).
academic.brooklyn.cuny.edu /english/melani/novel_18c/radcliffe/romance.html   (427 words)

 Emily Bronte Overview
The distinction between the novel and the romance is in fact somewhat slippier.
In addition, the same work may be called a novel by one critic and a romance by another; this is particularly true of Gothic fiction, with its use of magic, mystery, and horrors.
The debate about whether the novel and the romance are different genres and if so, what that difference might be, continued through the nineteenth century into the twentieth century not just in England but in the United States also.
academic.brooklyn.cuny.edu /english/melani/novel_19c/wuthering/romance.html   (1067 words)

 Welcome to First Novel Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Our goal is to bring you novels that you might otherwise never have found, but that embody all that is enchanting in a well told story.
They are hungry for success and spend years researching, developing, writing, and rewriting their first novel only to get lost on the bookshelves.
The shame of this is that first novels are typically the authors best achievement and many of our popular novelists haven't attained the quality storytelling that they achieved in that first novel.
www.firstnovelreview.com   (227 words)

 Lili:  a Novel
Wang's first novel written in English: a compelling account of the emotional and political awakening of a tormented young Chinese woman...
Wang, a radio-show hostess with a cult following in her native China, has written a first novel that is a powerful evocation of modern China, told through the eyes of a young girl...
This novel not only provides a valuable lesson in history and culture, it filters everything through the words of a tough young woman character of surprising depth, power and poetry.
www.chineseculture.net /news/praise.html   (984 words)

 First Novelist Award, VCU Department of English
The Department of English at Virginia Commonwealth University is pleased to announce its call for submissions for the Sixth Annual VCU First Novelist Award.
Created to recognize a rising new talent in the literary world who has successfully published a first novel, nominations are solicited from MFA programs nationwide as well as from publishers, editors, agents, and writers.
The First Novelist Forum was designed to highlight the journey a new writer assumes in his or her quest to contribute to the literary world.
www.has.vcu.edu /eng/resources/first_novelist.htm   (403 words)

 Spies and their Creators in English Literature. quiz -- free game
The novels cover the times of this character’s life from his boyhood during the Nazi terrors in pre-war Germany, through the post Second World War and into the Cold War period, including CIA operations in Berlin, Africa, and the Far East, and imprisonment in China.
This author is sometimes said to have written the first spy novel in English Literature, a contention challenged by supporters of Kipling, of course.
This author, a retired British intelligence officer, wrote a fairly accurate portrayal of spying in the First World War in his novel published in 1928 which was later filmed by Hitchcock as ‘The Secret Agent’.
www.funtrivia.com /playquiz.cfm?qid=202714   (698 words)

 Pamela: A Novel by Pamela Lu - R A I N T A X I o n l i n e
Richardson wants to bring you as close as possible to the scenes in his novel, even to collapse diegetic action together with acts of writing and reading into a single moment; Lu works very hard to distance herself from any moments of intimacy by refracting them through memory, retelling, contemplation, and various technologies of representation.
So if one implication of this novel is that "I" and "we," like the name "Pamela," are always fictions (or even specifically novelistic effects), another implication is that a word like "I" can never be a fiction.
This novel reads like a translation; you often get the feeling that there is another text behind the novel you're reading, that Lu is trying to accommodate the effects of one language using the materials of another (and sometimes that's exactly what she says she's doing).
www.raintaxi.com /online/2000fall/pamelalu.shtml   (1167 words)

 The Life and Works of Vladimir Nabokov
The scholar, the poet, the scientist and the child--these are the victims and witnesses of a world that goes wrong in spite of its being graced with scholars, poets, scientists and children." The novel recounts the life of a philosopher, Adam Krug, who is flmailed by an oppressive political regime into prostituting his talents.
Appropriately, Nabokov's structure for the novel dictates that, after the first part, each of the four remaining parts is only half the length of the preceding one.
The novel is divided into five parts, and eight chapters from the first part were--astonishingly, perhaps--printed in Playboy.
www.fathom.com /course/10701032/session5.html   (2671 words)

 Amazon.ca: Green River Rising: A Novel: Books: Tim Willocks   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
This one, a first novel by an English psychiatrist, exploits the dramatic potential of prison life and gets an A for ambition only.
Willocks delivers an extraordinary second novel about an uprising at a state penitentiary in Texas.
Central to this gripping and often graphic plot is Klein: his struggles to survive prison, his fears of a life outside, and his developing love for Devlin.
www.amazon.ca /Green-River-Rising-A-Novel/dp/0688135714   (448 words)

 Faculty Bios
My first novel, Towelhead (Simon and Schuster), was published in April 2005, and has been optioned for film by Alan Ball, creator of the HBO series Six Feet Under and Academy Award winning screenwriter of American Beauty.
I was born and raised in California, educated as an undergraduate at Columbia and Cambridge universities, and in 1994, got a Ph.D. in English literature from the University of California, Berkeley.
I’m captivated by the definitions and practices of literary genre in the Renaissance (mostly because early modern writers themselves were obsessed with genre, its rules, and bending those rules), especially the heterogeneous body of texts that participate in the romance tradition.
www.wellesley.edu /English/facultybios.html   (3111 words)

 The Classic German Novel in English for the First Time   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The lengthy conflict was particularly hard on the general population, as thousands of undisciplined mercenaries serving Sweden, Spain, France, the Netherlands, and various German principalities, robbed, murdered, and pillaged communities; disease spread out of control and starvation became commonplace.
In The Warwolf, Hermann Löns’ acclaimed historical novel, the tragedy and horrors of war in general, and these times in particular are revealed.
The Warwolf, based on the author’s careful research, traces the life of Harm Wulf, a land-owning peasant farmer of the northern German heath who realizes after witnessing the murder of neighbors and family at the hands of marauding troops that he has a choice between compromising his morals or succumbing to inevitable torture and death.
www.westholmepublishing.com /id42.html   (332 words)

 The Rise of Novels
Franco Moretti, "The novel, the nation state", in Atlas of the European Novel: 1800-1900.
Overview: Between 1700 and 1900, the novel went from being a type of writing that was subordinate in importance to epic, drama, and poetry to becoming an important literary form.
Opening Questions: On the first day we study a novel, every member of the seminar is asked to bring one question with which to start off discussion.
dc-mrg.english.ucsb.edu /WarnerTeach/RiseNovels   (1565 words)

The Great Depression was the third in a sequence of extended conditions in the first third of the 20th century, one of them brief, the other two lasting not much more than a decade each that radically altered the character of life in America.
The first was our avoidance of and then involvement in the so-called Great War, which made us a global power.
This was the decade in which the Archive of American Folklore was established, the first agency in Federal government to seek words and music of ordinary people, rather than documents generated by the rich and powerful or anthropological reports about curious Others.
wings.buffalo.edu /academic/department/AandL/english/courses/gradSp05/Sp05.htm   (5994 words)

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The origins of the first person novel, in English, have its roots in personal writing.
Among the most famous of these novels are Samuel Richardson's Pamela (1740), which structures itself as a collection of letters, Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe (1719), which structures itself in the form of memoir and diary, and finally to a lesser extent Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights (1848), which incorporates letters into its narrative.
Because these early first person novels, for the most part, took the form of personal writing, their subjects and theme, either consciously or accidentally, usually focused themselves on the intimacies of personal life.
www.geocities.com /SoHo/Nook/9082/first1.html   (221 words)

 Tomfolio.com: Fiction, Author's First Novel
It was his first novel and, when all the dust had settled on a long literary career, probably his best one.
First published in Portuguese (in Brazil) in 1988, this is the author's first novel now illustrated by full page color illustrations by Moebius.
Corle's first novel first published in 1935, this is a very nicely produced evocation of the Southwest.
www.tomfolio.com /bookssub.asp?subid=3940   (3069 words)

 textually.org: An SMS Romance in 1008 Chinese Characters
The first story is a romance called 'Distance' which will be delivered by SMS, reports Mike Grenville for 160characters.org.
The first story is a romantic story titled, “Distance”, written by Xuan Huang, a prominent new-generation novelist from Taiwan.
News of the novel spread by word of mouth, and within three years the site had received a total of 20 million hits".
www.textually.org /textually/archives/2004/11/006094.htm   (451 words)

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