Theory of the Novel a Historical Approach
- List Price: $83.00
- Binding: Hardcover
- Publisher: Johns Hopkins Univ Pr
- Publish date: 11/01/2000
- ISBN: 9780801863967
- ISBN10: 0801863961
Offering a generous selection of key theoretical texts for students and scholars alike, Theory of the Novel also presents a provocative argument for studying the genre. In his introduction to the volume and in headnotes to each selection, McKeon argues that genre theory and history provide the best approach to understanding the novel. All the selections in this anthology date from the twentieth century -- most from the last forty years -- and represent the attempts of different theorists, and different theoretical schools, to describe the historical stages of the genre's formal development.