Desire and Truth: Functions of Plot in Eighteenth-Century English Novels
by Patricia Meyer Spacks
University of Chicago Press, 1990
Cloth: 978-0-226-76845-8 | Paper: 978-0-226-76847-2
Library of Congress Classification PR858.P53S63 1990
Dewey Decimal Classification 823.50924

ABOUT THIS BOOK | TOC
ABOUT THIS BOOK
Desire and Truth offers a major reassessment of the history of eighteenth-century fiction by showing how plot challenges or reinforces conventional categories of passion and rationality. Arguing that fiction creates and conveys its essential truths through plot, Patricia Meyer Spacks demonstrates that eighteenth-century fiction is both profoundly realistic and consistently daring.

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