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.