History and the Early English Novel: Matters of Fact from Bacon to Defoe by Robert Mayer
English | 3 Apr. 1997 | ISBN: 0521563771, 0521604478 | 261Pages | PDF | 16 MB
This new study of the origins of the English novel argues that the novel emerged from historical writing. Examining historical writers and forms frequently neglected by earlier scholars, Robert Mayer shows that in the seventeenth century historical discourse embraced not only 'history' in its modern sense, but also fiction, polemic, gossip, and marvels.