Description : Takes a look at issues raised not only in Smollett's novels, for which he is usually remembered, but also in other works of this prolific Scottish author.
Description : First published in 1968, this collection of essays and reviews represents all that Sir Walter Scott wrote on the subject of novels and novelists, and will be invaluable for the study of Scott, both as novelist and critic. The work provides a survey of the novel at an important period of its development and offers an historical perspective not normally available in one volume.
Description : Jane Austen the Reader explains Austen's excellence and endurance by showing how her writing developed as a response to the writing of others: as parody, satire, criticism and even, on occasion, homage. Seeing Austen as a critic offers new insights into her creativity, and new interpretations of her novels.