By Franco Moretti
An Atlas of the eu Novel 1800-1900 explores the interesting connections among literature and house. during this pioneering learn, Franco Moretti offers a clean and intriguing viewpoint at the eu novel.In a chain of 1 hundred maps, Moretti illuminates the geographical assumptions of nineteenth-century novels and the geographical succeed in of specific authors and genres around the continent. a great map, he discovers, could be worthy one thousand phrases in posing new questions and permitting us to determine connections that experience up to now escaped us. examining his Atlas, we detect the key constitution of Dickens's and Conan Doyle's London, and notice how the fictitious settings of Austen's Britain, or picaresque Spain, or the France of the Comedie humaine think nationwide id in numerous methods. In a last bankruptcy on 'narrative markets', Moretti tells us which books have been most well-liked within the provincial libraries of Victorian Britain, and charts the ecu diffusion of Don Quixote, Buddenbrooks, and the good nineteenth-century bestsellers.
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Atlas of the European Novel 1800-1900 by Franco Moretti