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Chance and the Eighteenth-Century Novel

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A study of the relationship between realism, probability and chance in eighteenth-century fiction. Jesse Molesworth is Assistant P... Weiterlesen
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Beschreibung

A study of the relationship between realism, probability and chance in eighteenth-century fiction.

Autorentext

Jesse Molesworth is Assistant Professor of English at Indiana University Bloomington.



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A study of the relationship between realism, probability and chance in eighteenth-century fiction.



Zusammenfassung
A study of the relationship between realism, probability and chance - including gambling and magic - in eighteenth-century fiction, from Defoe through Fielding to end-of-century Gothic.

Inhalt

Introduction: can the novel enlighten?; Part I. Chance, Plot, Magic: 1. Fortune's fools: the novel and the lottery fantasy; 2. Two predictions on the fate of gambling and probability theory; Part II. Epistemologies of the Eighteenth-Century Novel: 3. Defoe and the statistical (il)logic of the novel; 4. Narrative games in the novels of Henry Fielding; 5. Humean fictions: Amelia, Tristram Shandy, and the problem of induction; Part III. The Return of Coincidence: 6. Natural preternaturalism: the Gothic novel and the rise of Tarot cartomancy; Coda: Sade and the supermundane realm; Works cited; Index.

Produktinformationen

Titel: Chance and the Eighteenth-Century Novel
Untertitel: Realism, Probability, Magic
Autor:
EAN: 9780521191081
ISBN: 978-0-521-19108-1
Format: Fester Einband
Herausgeber: Cambridge University Press
Genre: Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaften
Anzahl Seiten: 286
Gewicht: 621g
Größe: H235mm x B159mm x T22mm
Jahr: 2010

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