The Encyclopedia of the Novel

General Editor: Peter Logan, Temple University, USA

An advanced reference resource for the novel and novel theory, The Encyclopedia of the Novel offers authoritative accounts of the history, terminology, genre, and theory of the novel in over 150 articles of 500-7,000 words.

Entries explore the history and tradition of the novel in different areas of the world; formal elements of the novel (story, plot, character, narrator); technical aspects of the genre (such as realism, narrative structure and style); subgenres, including the bildungsroman and the graphic novel; theoretical problems, such as definitions of the novel; book history; and the novel's relationship to other arts and disciplines.

Key Features

  • Features nearly 150 A-Z essays ranging in length from 500-7,000 words
  • Written by an international cast of leading scholars overseen by an Advisory Board of 37 specialists
  • Available online in Part One of the Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Literature collection
  • Fully indexed, cross-referenced, and classified to make the entries easier to search and explore
  • Includes image galleries and suggestions for further reading
  • Also available in print in 2 volumes

For a list of entries and information about the Advisory Board, please use the menu bar on the left.

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