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The History Of The Novel

We all read 'em, we all own 'em, but some of what this website tells us about the novel as a literary form may surprise.
Fragonard

In The History of the Novel are the following pages:Definition of the Novel which distinguishes the novel from other kinds of prose fictionOrigins of the Novel which explains the beginnings of the novel as a prose form and describes major novelists of the 18th century19th Century Novel which describes the development of the novel in the Romantic and Victorian periods20th Century Novel which describes the modern (pre-World War II) and contemporary (post-World War II) novelPostmodern Novel which describes late 20th and early 21st century trends in the novel

via www.nvcc.edu