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SAMUEL RICHARDSON: DRAMATIC NOVELIST

MARK KINKEAD-WEEKES

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ISBN 10: 0416029701 / ISBN 13: 9780416029703
Published by METHUEN, 1973
Condition: Good Hardcover
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Title: SAMUEL RICHARDSON: DRAMATIC NOVELIST

Publisher: METHUEN

Publication Date: 1973

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

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With common sense and authority, the author interprets the novels of Samuel Richardson, maintaining that they are far more artful and complex than has been properly acknowledged. He analyzes Richardson's attempts to create dramatic experience in the present tense or to the moment, and shows how the novelist's imagination worked. Richardson places his characters in a situation of conflict, the author writes, and the fiction grows, not through complicated plotting and design, but a result of his imagining how those characters will react to that moment, and to create the next, and the next. In the first three sections of the book, the author offers close readings of the novels - Pamela, Clarissa, and Sir Charles Grandison - paying particular attention to the nature of Richardson's dramatic art. In the final section he explores the implications of this art and marshals evidence that Richardson was conscious of what he was doing. The author convincingly sets forth the reasons underlying his high regard for Richardson, and his study should make more accessible to today's reader the work of one of the pioneers of English fiction.

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