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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher New Amer Library
Publication date May 1, 1987
Binding Paperback
Edition Reissue
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780452008441
ISBN-10 0452008441
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $9.95
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Politics and the Novel clarifies the role of revolutionary ideas in fiction, establishing the role of the political novel, and tracing the growth of this novel into the 20th century. Examples are drawn from such classics as Stendhal's The Red and the Black, Dostoevsky's The Possessed, Conrad's The Secret Agent, and Turgenev's Fathers and Sons.

Howe examines how American novels failed to integrate ideology into their works, including DeForests' Playing the Mischief, Adams' Democracy, James' The Bostonians, and Hawthorne's The Bilthedale Romance. he also discusses political fiction after World War II: Kundera's Book of Laughter and Forgetting, Naipaul's Bend in the River, and Solzhenitsyn's The First Circle, among others.



Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780231079945
 
Reprint edition from Columbia Univ Pr (August 1, 1992)
9780231079945 | details & prices | 5.75 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $68.00
Paperback
Book cover for 9780231079952 Book cover for 9780452008441 Book cover for 9781566634618
 
With David Bromwich | from Ivan R Dee (September 1, 2002)
9781566634618 | details & prices | 272 pages | 5.00 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $14.95
About: Irving Howe's classic investigation of the role of revolutionary ideas in fiction is here reprinted in a new paperback edition.
Reprint edition from Columbia Univ Pr (August 1, 1992)
9780231079952 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $29.00
About: Howe has added an interesting new six-page preface to this edition of his 1957 classic.
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Reissue edition from New Amer Library (May 1, 1987)
9780452008441 | details & prices | List price $9.95
About: Politics and the Novel clarifies the role of revolutionary ideas in fiction, establishing the role of the political novel, and tracing the growth of this novel into the 20th century.

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