The Novel: An Anthology of Criticism and Theory 1900–2000 is a collection of the most influential writings on the theory of the novel from the twentieth century.
Traces the rise of novel theory and the extension of its influence into other disciplines, especially social, cultural and political theory.
Broad in scope, including sections on formalism; the Chicago School; structuralism and narratology; deconstruction; psychoanalysis; Marxism; social discourse; gender; post-colonialism; and more.
Includes whole essays or chapters wherever possible.
Headnotes introduce and link each piece, enabling readers to draw connections between different schools of thought.
Encourages students to approach theoretical texts with confidence, applying the same skills they bring to literary texts.
Includes a volume introduction, a selected bibliography, an index of topics and short author biographies to support study.
About the author
Dorothy J. Hale is Associate Professor of English at the University of California, Berkeley. She is the author of Social Formalism: The Novel in Theory from Henry James to the Present (1998), which won the George and Barbara Perkins Prize given yearly by the Society for the Study of Narrative Literature for the best book published on narrative.
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