Atlas of the European Novel: 1800-1900

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Verso, Sep 17, 1999 - Literary Criticism - 206 pages
Mapping the often surprising relationship between literature and geography.

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Contents

General you make use of maps 3 36
3
But we have no artistic atlases
6
Chapter I
11
Homeland
13
England and its double
18
The recent losses in the West India estate
24
Geography of ideas
29
Far from the center
33
Theoretical interlude III Stories of the Third
105
Fields of power ΙΙΟ
110
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

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
A tale of two cities
75
The problem
77
We live in so different a part of town
79
A mosaic of little worlds
87
Fear in Paris ΙΟΙ
101
England becomes an island
151
A united and uneven market
158
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 literature at Stanford, where he directs the Literary Lab. He is the author of Signs Taken for Wonders, The Way of the World, Modern Epic, Atlas of the European Novel 1800-1900, and Graphs, Maps, Trees as well as chief editor of The Novel.

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