Atlas of the European Novel, 1800-1900

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In a series of 100 maps Atlas of the European Novel exposes the fascinating connections between literature and space. In this pioneering study Franco Moretti presents a fresh and exciting perspective by mapping the often unexpected relations between literature and geography.
 

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Contents

General you make use of maps
3
But we have no artistic atlases
6
Chapter
11
Homeland
13
England and its double
18
The recent losses in the West India estate
24
Geography of ideas
29
s Far from the center
33
Theoretical interlude III Stories of the Third
105
The third London
115
Very Curiously Brought Together
124
City of clues
134
Chapter 3
141
Experiments upon diagrams
144
Theoretical interlude IV Normal literature
148
England becomes an island
151

Theoretical interlude I Of space and style
40
Taking the high road
47
A mighty big river resembling an immense snake uncoiled
58
Village provinces metropolis
64
Theoretical interlude II Geography of plot
70
Chapter 2
73
The problem
77
We live in so different a part of town
79
A mosaic of little worlds
87
Fear in Paris
101
A united and uneven market
158
s Theoretical interlude V Center and periphery
164
The three Europes
171
A bibliographical investigation
174
A universal interdependence of nations
185
Theoretical interlude VI Market and forms
191
Sustained by its historical backwardness?
195
Index of names and works
199
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Franco Moretti teaches English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. He is the author of Signs Taken for Wonders, The Way of the World and Modern Epic, all from Verso.

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