Ian Watt (1917-99) was a Professor of Humanities at Stanford University. During the Second World War he worked as a prisoner on the construction of the notorious Burma Railway before turning to the study of English literature. The Rise of the Novel (1957) was the first of a dozen books he wrote and is widely regarded as the seminal work in the study of the novel. His other books include Conrad in the Nineteenth Century (1979), Conrad: Nostromo (1988) and Myths of Individualism: Faust, Don Quixote, Don Juan and Robinson Crusoe (1998).
Books by Ian Watt
0 stars 0 commentsThe Rise Of The Novel: Studies in Defore, Richardson and Fielding
by Ian Watt
A classic and THE standard text on the origins of the modern novel -'A major contribution to the subject, in some respects the most brilliant that has appeared. ' TIMES EDUCATIONAL SUPPLEMENT