Shaping the Verisimilitude: Moral Didacticism and Neoclassical Principles Responsible for the Rise of the English Novel?

Authors

  • Petru Golban Namik Kemal University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.33182/bc.v6i2.491

Keywords:

The rise of the English novel, verisimilitude, neoclassicism, ethical didacticism, picaresque.

Abstract

The rise of the novel is a major aspect of the eighteenth century British literature having a remarkable typology: picaresque, adventure, epistolary, sentimental, of manners, moral, comic, anti-novel. The comic (including satirical) attitude, social concern, moral didacticism, and other thematically textualized aspects – emerging from both picaresque tradition and neoclassical principles – and together with picaresque tradition and neoclassical principles – are responsible for the emergence of verisimilitude as the forming element responsible in turn for the rise of the literary system of the novel.

Published

2016-08-17

How to Cite

Golban, P. (2016). Shaping the Verisimilitude: Moral Didacticism and Neoclassical Principles Responsible for the Rise of the English Novel?. Border Crossing, 6(2), 195-218. https://doi.org/10.33182/bc.v6i2.491

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