The Late Medieval Origins of the Modern Novel

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  • Rachel A. Kent

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Dramatically refreshing the age-old debate about the novel's origins and purpose, Kent traces the origin of the modern novel to a late medieval fascination with the wounded, and often eroticized, body of Christ. A wide range of texts help to illustrate this discovery, ranging from medieval 'Pietàs' to Thomas Hardy to contemporary literary theory.


Medieval Literature Middle Ages novel reformation Thomas Hardy Victorian era

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