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A History of the Spanish Novel

J. A. Garrido Ardila


This book traces the development of Spanish prose fiction, thus providing a comprehensive and detailed account of this important literary tradition. It opens with an introductory chapter that examines the evolution of the novel in Spain, with particular attention to the emergence of the novel as a genre during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and the bearing of Golden-Age fiction in later novelists of all periods. The introduction contextualizes the Spanish novel in the circumstances and milestones of Spain’s history and in the wider setting of European literature. The volume is compris ... More

Keywords: Spanish novel, Spanish literature, novel theory, Cervantes, picaresque novel

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780199641925
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641925.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

J. A. Garrido Ardila, editor
Professor of Modern Spanish and Comparative Literature, University of Edinburgh