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Popular Fiction before RichardsonNarrative Patterns 1700–1739$
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John J. Richetti

Print publication date: 1992

Print ISBN-13: 9780198112631

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112631.001.0001

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The Novel as Pious Polemic

The Novel as Pious Polemic

(p.211) VI The Novel as Pious Polemic
Popular Fiction before Richardson


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This chapter discusses the novel as a miscellany, as it contains the digressions, songs, poems, and interpolated stories traditional to narrative. There were a number of novels in the eighteenth century that possessed a mixture of narrative techniques and fictional paradigms, and these are discussed in detail.

Keywords:   novel, miscellany, digressions, songs, poems, interpolated stories, narrative, eighteenth century, narrative techniques, fictional paradigms

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