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Title The chain of becoming : the philosophical tale, the novel, and a neglected realism of the Enlightenment : Swift, Montesquieu, Voltaire, Johnson, and Austen / Frederick M. Keener.
Author Keener, Frederick M., 1937-
Publication New York : Columbia University Press, 1983.
Description x, 358 pages ; 24 cm
Call # 823.09 K
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents pt. 1. The chain of becoming: The philosophical tale and the novel -- The chain of being, the chain of events, and the chain of becoming -- Self-assessment: two heads or one -- The rub of self-love -- pt. 2. The major philosophical tales: Gulliver's habits and prejudices -- The spirit of the Lettres persanes, and of enlightened characterization -- The generation and progress of Usbek's ideas in Lettres persanes -- Candide: structure and motivation -- Conflict, declamation,and self-assessment in Rasselas -- pt. 3. The philosophical tale, Jane Austen, and the novel: Self-assessment in Les Liaisons dangereuses and Northanger Abbey --"Delicious consciousness" in Persuasion, via Mansfield Park.
Subject English fiction -- 18th century -- History and criticism.
Psychological fiction, English -- History and criticism.
French fiction -- 18th century -- History and criticism.
Austen, Jane, 1775-1817 -- Knowledge -- Psychology.
Psychology in literature.
Philosophy in literature.
Realism in literature.
Enlightenment -- England.
Enlightenment -- France.
ISBN 0231040016 :
0231055730 (pbk.) :
9780231055734 (pbk.)

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