Universitatea “Lucian Blaga” din Sibiu, Facultatea de Litere și Arte; Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Faculty of Letters and Arts
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Epistolary Narratives and the ‘Private Sphere’ in the Eighteenth-Century English Novel
The aim of the present paper is to investigate the ways in which some eighteenth-century English novelists simultaneously endorsed and challenged the narrative conventions of realism, by recourse to the epistolary technique and to a choice of narrators and narrative situations that conformed to the conventions of ‘domestic fiction’ and by resorting to irony and intertextual parody, respectively.
Keywords: verisimilitude, epistolary technique, private sphere, irony, parody.
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