Allen, Walter. "The Eighteenth Century." The English Novel: A Short Critical History, pp. 31-106. New York: E.P. Dutton, 1954.
Celebrates the mid-eighteenth-century achievements of Samuel Richardson, Henry Fielding, and Tobias Smollett as "the great flowering of the English novel."
Baker, Ernest A. "The Establishment of Realism." The History of the Novel, Volume III—The Later Romances and the Establishment of Realism, pp. 130-74. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1929.
Concentrates on Daniel Defoe as "the turning point in the history of the English novel," which Baker credits to the novelist's...
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