The Augustan Age The Rise Of The Novel

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The Augustan Age The Rise Of The Novel

  1. 1. The Augustan Age The Rise of the Novel Raffaele Nardella http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Defoe
  2. 2. Features of the 18th century novels <ul><li>Simple way of writing to be understood </li></ul><ul><li>Realism in the way life was shown </li></ul><ul><li>Hero, a bourgeois man, mouthpiece of the author </li></ul><ul><li>Contemporary names of characters struggling for survival or social success </li></ul><ul><li>Chronological sequence </li></ul><ul><li>Particular times </li></ul><ul><li>Attention to the setting </li></ul><ul><li>Narrator never abandoned his characters </li></ul><ul><li>Story appealing to the tradesman </li></ul><ul><li>Reward and Punishment  Puritan ethics of middle classes </li></ul>Raffaele Nardella

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