The Novel

Dokumentar, Miniserie • Storbritannia

Man 13. jul 14:30 - 15:00 • repriseBBC World News
This fifth episode investigates, how from its inception, the English novel was closely bound up with the dynamics of colonialism.

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  • Episode 1 - A Woman's Place
    Dokumentar, Miniserie, S1:E1

    Ever since Samuel Richardson's novel `Pamela', published in 1740, the novel has been a predominantly female literary form, offering far more opportunities to women writers than any other and consistently turning a powerful lens on the full range and depth of women's lives.

  • Episode 2 - The Empire Writes Back
    Dokumentar, Miniserie, S1:E2

    `Robinson Crusoe', the hero of the first-ever novel published in English, in 1719, was a slave trader. Right from its inception, the English novel was closely bound up with the dynamics of colonialism, and marched along, in lock step, to the British empire's rise, decline and fall.

  • Episode 3 - The Class Ceiling
    Dokumentar, Miniserie, S1:E3

    Class is present from the time the very first novels in English appeared. One of the most famous portrayals of the fate of the poor and the destitute was Charles Dickens' `Oliver Twist', published in 1837. What became known as the `Condition of England' novel, by writers such as Dickens, Disraeli...