Allen, Walter. The English Novel: A Short Critical History. New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc, 1951, 454.
Devotes a prefatory chapter to considering which pre-eighteenth-century literary forms precipitated the emergence of the novel. The critic focuses primarily on the divergent threads of realism, exemplified by John Bunyan, and romance, exemplified by Aphra Behn, in the development of the novel genre..
Armstrong, Nancy. Desire and Domestic Fiction: A Political History of the Novel. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1987, 300 p.
Treats the development of the novel—both as...
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