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STORY AND HISTORY : Narrative Authority and Social Identity in the Eighteenth-Century French and English Novel by  William Ray - Paperback - First U.K. Softcover Edition - 1990 - from Diversity Books and

STORY AND HISTORY : Narrative Authority and Social Identity in the Eighteenth-Century French and English Novel

by Ray, William

Condition: Very Good +

Oxford, England: Basil Blackwell, 1990. viii, + 362pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm, very lightly bumped at head. Leaves clean, with the slightest hint of tanning, several pages with small corner crease. Art-illustrated ('Pamela Greets Her Father', Joseph Highmore, 1741-5) card wrapper minimally scuffed and indented. "A comprehensive, ambitious and demanding critique of eighteenth-century English and French fiction . . . re-reads the major works of the period as components in a systematic exploration of how the ordering of experience of individuals might relate to larger orders of authority . . . Presented as an evolving story whose episodes are furnished by the successive works it treats, the study seeks its model of the eighteenth century's understanding of narration and social reality within the stories of narrative manipulation contained in the most influential fiction of the period . . . " Contents include: Preface, 15 chapters, Biblio., Index. Book weight approx. 560g. . First U.K. Softcover Edition. Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


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