21L.471 Major English Novels, Spring 2007
Major English Novels
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Subject studies important examples of the literary form that, between the beginning of the eighteenth century and the end of the nineteenth century, became an indispensable instrument for representing modern life, in the hands of such writers as Defoe, Richardson, Fielding, Sterne, Burney, Austen, Scott, Dickens, the Brontes, Eliot, Hardy, and Conrad. The class alternates between eighteenth and nineteenth century topics, and may be repeated for credit with instructor's permission. From the course home page: Course Description In this class you will read, think about, and hopefully enjoy important examples of what has become one of the most popular literary genres today (if not the most popular): the novel.
novel, literary genre, narrator, daniel defoe, moll flanders, frances burney, evelina, jane austen, pride and prejudice, elizabeth gaskell, mary barton, george eliot, adam bede, mary elizabeth braddon, lady audley's secret, thomas hardy, tess of the d'urbervilles, virginia woolf, mrs. dalloway, essay