Walter Raleigh (essay date 1894)
SOURCE: "Richardson and Fielding," in The English Novel, John Murray, 1894, pp. 140-79.
[In the following chapter from his The English Novel, Raleigh discusses both the roots of prose fiction in drama and its maturation in the works of Samuel Richardson and Henry Fielding. Much of the credit that he gives these authors depends on the presence of realism in their fiction, especially "direct" narrative from a character's point of view, attention to detail in description, and a focus on the processes of individual...
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