"The Evolution of the French Novel, 1641-1782" by Elaine Showalter
Prin.Uni. Press | 1972 | ISBN: 0691062293 9780691062297 | 380 pages | PDF | 17 MB
In France between 1641 and 1782 the romance developed into the novel. Author's intensive study of the novel, particularly during the critical period 1700-1720, shows that an important movement toward nineteenth century realism was taking place. To trace this development five phenomena was selected - time, space, names, money, and the narrator - and follows their treatment throughout the period to show why romance tended toward the novel.