The Novel: An Anthology of Criticism and Theory 1900-2000

The Novel: An Anthology of Criticism and Theory 1900–2000 is a collection of the most influential writings on the theory of the novel from the twentieth century.

  • Traces the rise of novel theory and the extension of its influence into other disciplines, especially social, cultural and political theory. 
  • Broad in scope, including sections on formalism; the Chicago School; structuralism and narratology; deconstruction; psychoanalysis; Marxism; social discourse; gender; post-colonialism; and more. 
  • Includes whole essays or chapters wherever possible. 
  • Headnotes introduce and link each piece, enabling readers to draw connections between different schools of thought. 
  • Encourages students to approach theoretical texts with confidence, applying the same skills they bring to literary texts. 
  • Includes a volume introduction, a selected bibliography, an index of topics and short author biographies to support study.

 Dorothy J. Hale
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