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Author McMurran, Mary Helen, 1962-

Title The spread of novels : translation and prose fiction in the eighteenth century / Mary Helen McMurran
Published Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 252 pages) : illustrations
Series Translation/transnation
Contents Eighteenth-century translating -- Translation and the modern novel -- The business of translation -- Taking liberties : rendering practices in prose fiction -- The cross-Channel emergence of the novel -- Atlantic translation and the undomestic novel
Summary Fiction has always been in a state of transformation and circulation: how does this history of mobility inform the emergence of the novel? The Spread of Novels explores the active movements of English and French fiction in the eighteenth century and argues that the new literary form of the novel was the result of a shift in translation. Demonstrating that translation was both the cause and means by which the novel attained success, Mary Helen McMurran shows how this period was a watershed in translation history, signaling the end of a premodern system of translation and the advent of modern li
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-240) and index
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Subject Book industries and trade -- France -- History -- 18th century.
Book industries and trade -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century.
English fiction -- Translations into French -- History and criticism.
English fiction -- 18th century -- History and criticism.
French fiction -- Translations into English -- History and criticism
French fiction -- 18th century -- History and criticism.
Translating and interpreting -- History -- 18th century.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2009017844
ISBN 1282473174
1400831377 (electronic bk.)
9781400831371 (electronic bk.)