The Verse Novel in English: Origins, Growth and Expansion

Author:   Adrian Kempton
Publisher:   Peter Lang International Academic Publishers
Edition:   New edition
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9781788746021


Pages:   348
Publication Date:   21 November 2018
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Author:   Adrian Kempton
Publisher:   Peter Lang International Academic Publishers
Imprint:   Peter Lang International Academic Publishers
Edition:   New edition
Weight:   0.490kg
ISBN:  

9781788746021


ISBN 10:   1788746023
Pages:   348
Publication Date:   21 November 2018
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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CONTENTS: Origins of a genre: Questions of terminology - European Romantic masterworks - Victorian verse novels and novellas - Modernist experimentation - Epic, science fiction and myth - Historical and picaresque narratives - Social issues, fantasy and crime - Amatory and epistolary strains - Autobiography and self-construction.

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Adrian Kempton was formerly lecturer in French, English and Comparative Literature at Queen's University Belfast, University College Cork and the University of London Institute in Paris. He specializes in comparative eighteenth-century studies, with particular interests in epistolary writing, robinsonades, early children's literature, salon art criticism and gardens. His publications include Survey of English Literature: from the Restoration to Pre-Romanticism, English for Science, The Mind's Isle: Imaginary Islands in English Literature (Peter Lang, 2017), The Epistolary Muse: Women of Letters in England and France, 1652-1802 (Peter Lang, 2017) and Poetry in the Novel: Selected Case Studies (Peter Lang, 2018).

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