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Further reading

Anthologies of criticism and theory
Hale, Dorothy J.The Novel: An Anthology of Criticism and Theory, 1900–2000. Oxford: Blackwell, 2006.
Hoffman, Michael J., and Murphy, Patrick D.. Essentials of the Theory of Fiction, 3rd edn. Durham: Duke University Press, 2005.
McKeon, Michael. Theory of the Novel: A Historical Approach. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000.
Moretti, Franco. The Novel, 2 vols. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2006.
Why the novel matters
Armstrong, Nancy. Desire and Domestic Fiction. New York: Oxford University Press, 1987.
Auerbach, Erich. Mimesis: The Representation of Reality in Western Literature. Trans. Trask, Willard R.. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1953.
Bakhtin, M. M.The Dialogic Imagination: Four Essays. Ed. Holquist, Michael, trans. Emerson, Caryl and Holquist, Michael. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1981.
Ballaster, Ros.Seductive Forms: Women's Amatory Fiction from 1684–1740. Oxford: Clarendon, 1992.
Gallagher, Catherine.Nobody's Story: The Vanishing Acts of Women Writers in the Marketplace, 1670–1820. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1994.
Lukács, Georg.The Theory of the Novel: A Historico-Philosophical Essay on the Forms of Great Epic Literature. Trans. Bostock, Anna. Cambridge, Mass: M.I.T. Press, 1974.
McGurl, Mark.The Novel Art: Elevations of American Fiction after Henry James. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2001.
Spencer, Jane.The Rise of the Woman Novelist: From Aphra Behn to Jane Austen. Oxford: Blackwell, 1986.
Taylor, John Tinnon.Early Opposition to the English Novel: The Popular Reaction from 1760–1830. New York: King's Crown Press, 1943.
Warner, William B.Licensing Entertainment: The Elevation of Novel Reading in Britain, 1684–1750. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1998.
Origins of the novel
Brown, Homer Obed.Institutions of the English Novel from Defoe to Scott. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1997.
Davis, Lennard J.Factual Fictions: The Origins of the English Novel. New York: Columbia University Press, 1983.
Day, Geoffrey.From Fiction to the Novel. London: Routledge, 1987.
Doody, Margaret Ann, The True Story of the Novel. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1996.
Hunter, J. Paul.Before Novels: The Cultural Contexts of Eighteenth-Century English Fiction. New York: Norton, 1990.
McKeon, Michael.The Origins of the English Novel, 1600–1740, 2nd edn. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002.
Richetti, John.The English Novel in History, 1700–1780. London: Routledge, 1999.
Spacks, Patricia Meyer.Novel Beginnings: Experiments in Eighteenth-Century English Fiction. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2006.
Watt, Ian.The Rise of the Novel: Studies in Defoe, Richardson, and Fielding. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1957.
Williams, Ioan.The Idea of the Novel in Europe, 1600–1800. New York: New York University Press, 1979.
Narrating the novel
Abbot, H. Porter.The Cambridge Introduction to Narrative, 2nd edn. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Bal, Mieke.Narratology: Introduction to the Theory of Narrative, 2nd edn. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1997.
Booth, Wayne C.The Rhetoric of Fiction, 2nd edn. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1983.
Chatman, Seymour.Story and Discourse: Narrative Structure in Fiction and Film. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1978.
Genette, Gérard.Narrative Discourse: An Essay in Method. Trans. Lewin, Jane E.. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1980.
Herman, David.The Cambridge Companion to Narrative. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007.
Keen, Suzanne.Narrative Form. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.
Lubbock, Percy.The Craft of Fiction. London: Jonathan Cape, 1921.
Rimmon-Kenan, Shlomith.Narrative Fiction, 2nd edn. London: Routledge, 2002.
Character and the novel
Bayley, John.The Characters of Love. London: Constable, 1960.
Cohn, Dorrit.Transparent Minds: Narrative Modes for Presenting Consciousness in Fiction. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1978.
Docherty, Thomas.Reading (Absent) Character. Oxford: Clarendon, 1983.
Forster, E. M.Aspects of the Novel. London: Edward Arnold, 1927.
Harvey, W. J.Character and the Novel. London: Chatto & Windus, 1965.
Lynch, Deidre Shauna.The Economy of Character: Novels, Market Culture, and the Business of Inner Meaning. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1998.
Phelan, James.Reading People, Reading Plots: Character, Progression, and the Interpretation of Narrative. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1989.
Price, Martin.Forms of Life: Character and Moral Imagination in the Novel. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1983.
Woloch, Alex.The One vs. the Many: Minor Characters and the Space of the Protagonist in the Novel. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2003.
Plotting the novel
Beer, Gillian.Darwin's Plots: Evolutionary Narrative in Darwin, George Eliot, and Nineteenth Century Fiction. London: Routledge, 1983.
Benjamin, Walter. “The Storyteller,” in Illuminations. Trans. Arendt, Hannah. New York: Schocken, 1969.
Brooks, Peter.Reading for the Plot: Design and Intention in Narrative. New York: Knopf, 1984.
Caserio, Robert L.Plot, Story, and the Novel: From Dickens and Poe to the Modern Period. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1979.
Duncan, Ian.Modern Romance and Transformations of the Novel: The Gothic, Scott, Dickens. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992.
Sutherland, John.Victorian Novelists and Publishers. London: Athlone, 1976.
Setting the novel
Fisher, Philip.Hard Facts: Setting and Form in the American Novel. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1985.
Lehan, Richard.The City in Literature: An Intellectual and Cultural History. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1998.
Lutwack, Leonard.The Role of Place in Literature. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1984.
Moretti, Franco.Atlas of the European Novel, 1800–1900. London: Verso, 1998.
Said, Edward W.Culture and Imperialism. New York: Knopf, 1993.
Williams, Raymond.The Country and the City. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1973.
Time and history
Fleishman, Avrom.The English Historical Novel: Walter Scott to Virginia Woolf. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1971.
Heise, Ursula.Chronoschisms: Time, Narrative, and Postmodernism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997.
Kern, Stephen.The Culture of Time and Space, 1880–1918. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1983.
LaCapra, Dominick.History, Politics, and the Novel. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1987.
Lukács, , György. The Historical Novel. Trans. Hannah and Stanley Mitchell. London: Merlin, 1962.
Maxwell, Richard. The Historical Novel in Europe, 1650–1950. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Ricoeur, Paul.Time and Narrative, 3 vols. Trans. McLaughlin, Kathleen and Pellauer, David. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1984–8.
White, Hayden.The Content of the Form: Narrative Discourse and Historical Representation. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1987.
Genre and subgenre
Bloom, Clive.Bestsellers: Popular Fiction since 1900. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2002.
Fowler, Alastair.Kinds of Literature: An Introduction to the Theory of Genres and Modes. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1982.
Frye, Northrop.Anatomy of Criticism. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1957.
Gelder, Ken.Popular Fiction: The Logics and Practices of a Literary Field. London: Routledge, 2004.
Hepburn, Allan.Intrigue: Espionage and Culture. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2005.
Radway, Janice A.Reading the Romance: Women, Patriarchy, and Popular Literature. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1984.
Novel and anti-novel
Alter, Robert.Partial Magic: The Novel as a Self-Conscious Genre. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1975.
Hutcheon, Linda.Narcissistic Narrative: The Metafictional Paradox. Waterloo, Ontario: Wilfred Laurier University Press, 1980.
Hutcheon, Linda.A Poetics of Postmodernism: History, Theory, Fiction. London: Routledge, 1988.
Hutcheon, Linda.The Politics of Postmodernism. London: Routledge, 1989.
Josipovici, Gabriel.The World and the Book: A Study of Modern Fiction, 3rd edn. Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1994.
McHale, Brian.Postmodernist Fiction. London: Routledge, 1987.
Robbe-Grillet, Alain.For a New Novel: Essays on Fiction. Trans. Howard, Richard. New York: Grove, 1965.
Scholes, Robert.The Fabulators. New York: Oxford University Press, 1967.
Waugh, Patricia.Metafiction: The Theory and Practice of Self-Conscious Fiction. London: Methuen, 1984.
Zamora, Lois Parker, and Faris, Wendy B., eds. Magical Realism: History, Theory, Community. Durham: Duke University Press, 1995.
Novel, nation, community
Bhabha, Homi, ed. Nation and Narration. London: Routledge, 1990.
Boehmer, Elleke.Colonial and Postcolonial Literature, 2nd edn. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005.
Craig, Cairns.The Modern Scottish Novel: Narrative and the National Imagination. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1999.
Crawford, Robert.Devolving English Literature, 2nd edn. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2000.
Eagleton, Terry.Nationalism, Colonialism, and Literature. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1990.
Innes, C. L.The Cambridge Introduction to Postcolonial Literatures in English. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007.
Parrinder, Patrick.Nation and Novel: The English Novel from its Origins to the Present Day. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006.
Bernstein, Michael André. Foregone Conclusions: Against Apocalyptic History. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1994.
Duplessis, Rachel Blau.Writing Beyond the Ending: Narrative Strategies of Twentieth-Century Women Writers. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1985.
Kermode, Frank.The Sense of an Ending: Studies in the Theory of Fiction. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1967.
Miller, D. A.Narrative and its Discontents: Problems of Closure in the Traditional Novel. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1981.
Reising, Russell.Loose Ends: Closure and Crisis in the American Social Text. Durham: Duke University Press, 1996.
Torgovnick, Marianna.Closure in the Novel. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1981.