Acasă Articole RTR Epistolary Narratives and the ‘Private Sphere’ in the Eighteenth- Century English Novel

Epistolary Narratives and the ‘Private Sphere’ in the Eighteenth- Century English Novel

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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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