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The Late Medieval Origins of the Modern Novel

  • Authors
  • Rachel A. Kent

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Introduction

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.

Keywords

Medieval Literature Middle Ages novel reformation Thomas Hardy Victorian era

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