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The chain of becoming : the philosophical tale, the novel, and a neglected realism of the Enlightenment : Swift, Montesquieu, Voltaire, Johnson, and Austen / Frederick M. Keener.

New York : Columbia University Press, 1983.
ISBN 0231040016, 0231055730

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Subjects Aufklärung.
Austen, Jane, 1775-1817 -- Et la psychologie.
Austen, Jane, 1775-1817 -- Knowledge -- Psychology.
Austen, Jane, 1775-1817.
English fiction -- 18th century -- History and criticism.
English fiction.
Enlightenment -- England.
Enlightenment -- France.
Filosofische romans.
Filosofische verhalen.
French fiction -- 18th century -- History and criticism.
French fiction.
Geschichte (1600-1800)
Geschichte (1700-1800)
Geschichte 1700-1800.
Philosophie dans la littérature.
Philosophische Erzählung.
Philosophy in literature.
Psychological fiction, English -- History and criticism.
Psychological fiction, English.
Psychologie dans la littérature.
Psychology in literature.
Realism in literature.
Roman anglais -- 18e siècle -- Histoire et critique.
Roman français -- 18e siècle -- Histoire et critique.
Siècle des lumières.
Verlichting (cultuurgeschiedenis)
Description x, 358 pages ; 24 cm
Copyright Date 1983.
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents part 1. The chain of becoming: The philosophical tale and the novel -- The chain of being, the chain of events, and the chain of becoming -- Self-assessment: two heads or one -- The rub of self-love -- part 2. The major philosophical tales: Gulliver's habits and prejudices -- The spirit of the Lettres persanes, and of enlightened characterization -- The generation and progress of Usbek's ideas in Lettres persanes -- Candide: structure and motivation -- Conflict, declamation, and self-assessment in Rasselas -- part 3. The philosophical tale, Jane Austen, and the novel: Self-assessment in Les Liaisons dangereuses and Northanger Abbey -- "Delicious consciousness" in Persuasion, via Mansfield Park.
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Geographic Area Great Britain
Network Numbers (OCoLC)8629272
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Keener, Frederick M., 1937-
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