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Table Of Contents


Contents:

Acknowledgments
Introduction to the Fifteenth Anniversary Edition
Introduction: Dialectical Method in Literary History

PART I QUESTIONS OF TRUTH
Chapter One: The Destabilization of Generic Categories
Chapter Two: The Evidence of the Senses: Secularization and Epistemological Crisis
Chapter Three: Histories of the Individual

PART II QUESTIONS OF VIRTUE
Chapter Four: The Destabilization of Social Categories
Chapter Five: Absolutism and Capitalist Ideology: The Volatility of Reform
Chapter Six: Stories of Virtue

PART III THE DIALECTICAL CONSTITUTION OF THE NOVEL
Chapter Seven: Romance Transformations (I) : Cervantes and the Disenchantment of the World
Chapter Eight: Romance Transformations (II) : Bunyan and Literalization of Allegory
Chapter Nine: Parables of the Younger Son (I) : Defoe and the Naturalization of Desire
Chapter Ten: Parables of the Younger Son (II) : Swift and the Containment of Desire
Chapter Eleven: The Institutionalization of Conflict (I) : Richardson and the Domestication of Service
Chapter Twelve: The Institutionalization of Conflict (II) : Fielding and the Instrumentality of Belief

Conclusion
Notes
Index