Epistolary Fiction In Europe, 1500-1850 by Thomas O. BeebeeEpistolary Fiction In Europe, 1500-1850 by Thomas O. Beebee

Epistolary Fiction In Europe, 1500-1850

byThomas O. Beebee

Paperback | March 20, 2006

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Thomas O. Beebee offers a history of epistolary fiction as a major phenomenon practiced across Europe from the Renaissance to the mid-nineteenth century. He shows how epistolary fiction appropriated the status and power the letter had already acquired, and goes on to explore a number of related discourses and themes, including the letter writing manual, self-referential aspects of the letter, news and travel reporting, the relationship between letters and gender, and historically-specific letter writing by eighteenth- and nineteenth-century authors including Austen, Balzac, and Dostoevsky. There is a bibliography of major European epistolary fiction to 1850.
Title:Epistolary Fiction In Europe, 1500-1850Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.63 inPublished:March 20, 2006Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521025087

ISBN - 13:9780521025089

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments; 1. Introduction: letters, genealogy, power; 2. Ars dictaminis: the letter-writer in the machine; 3. Self-reflexive letters; 4. Epistolary defamiliarization; 5. The lettered woman as dialectical image; 6. A revolution in letters; 7. The ghost of epistolarity in the nineteenth-century novel; Postscript; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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