Defoe`s Major Fiction: Accounting for the Self
English | 1 Mar. 2016 | ISBN: 1611496136 | 190 Pages | AZW3/EPUB/PDF (conv) | 2.4 MB
This book examines the concern with narrativity and self-construction in Defoe`s first-person fictional narratives. Arguing that recent materialist approaches to Defoe are insufficiently attentive to the dominant preoccupations of his fictional oeuvre, which center on issues of moral accountability and self-definition, it addresses the need to examine more sharply Defoe`s novelistic achievement in the realm of character and narration and those aesthetic and ethical experiments that constitute his innovative achievements in the novel form.