The English Novel - David SkiltonDavid & Charles, 1978, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Small inscription on ffep. Two notable indentations to centre of spine which is also notably faded.
2nd Impression. Defoe to the Victorians. From the cover: “This is a thematic account of the establishment and development of the novel as a major English contribution to world literature. The author inevitably concentrates on well known classics but he finds room to include several important though less widely read novelists such as ‘Monk’ Lewis and Frances Trollope. We are reminded of Walter Scott’s presence in world literature, how George Eliot was influenced by German thinkers of her time, how Balzac and Flaubert played a part in forming the style of Henry James and how a fruitful exchange took place in the late nineteenth century between English, French and Scandinavian literature.”