Lengthy fictional narrativeswritten in prose, 18th century• Decameron (1351-1353) - Giovanni Boccaccio’s• Le Morte d’Arthur (1469) - Thomas Malory• Don Quixote (1605-1615) - by Miguel de Cervantes of Spain.
Pamela, or VirtueRewarded (1740-1742) -Samuel Richardson’s
• Clarissa (1748) Richardson’s• Henry Fielding’s Joseph Andrews (1742)• Tom Jones (1749)• Tobias Smollett’s Roderick Random (1748)• Humphry Clinker (1771)• Laurence Sterne’s Tristram Shandy (1760-1767)• Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility (1811)• Pride and Prejudice (1813)
We have the strict definition of amodern novel: a lengthy fictionalnarrative, written in prose,presenting a realistic picture ofbelievable characters and events.
What the writer says directlyis totally different than theconveyed meaning at the end.This is divided into two kinds,scilicet: Political and Historical.
About people caught in situationswhich draw out their own absurditiesCan be cruel and have an overallpessimistic view of lifeLife is exposed as bizarre andirrationalCharacters are self-obsessed
Collection of letters ormails to and from people
Written by female writersDescribes the place ofwomen in a male dominatedsociety
Combination of horror andromanceUtopian but the point about thefantastical world is not to seekperfection but to show the fallacyof seeking perfection
Events are bizarre,supernatural, and mythical.
Based on the truths of ordinary society and its problems
Literary methods, literary devices, orliterary motif is the means authors use tocreate meaning through language, and thatreaders use to understand and appreciatetheir works.
Story that precedes events in the storybeing told—past events or background thatadd meaning to current circumstances
General term for altering timesequences, taking characters back to thebeginning of the tale, for instance
Also called prolepsis, an interjected scenethat temporarily jumps the narrative forward intime. Flashforwards often represent eventsexpected, projected, or imagined to occur in thefuture. They may also reveal significant parts of thestory that have not yet occurred, but soon will ingreater detail.