Before Jane Austen: The Shaping of the English Novel in the Eighteenth Century.
Deals with the years when novels were still experiments - from the period when novels did not exist, until they were prolific. The study ends with Austen because she lived in and helped form the transition to modern novels and modern culture between the 18th and 19th centuries. Holt, Rinehart and Winston. VG condition. Hb, Dj. 1965. USED. $26.00