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Author Tytler, Graeme, 1934- author.

Title Physiognomy in the European novel : faces and fortunes / by Graeme Tytler.

Published Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [1982]


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (458 pages) : illustrations.
Series Princeton legacy library
Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 393-419) and index.
Contents Frontmatter -- Contents -- List of Illustrations -- Acknowledgments -- Preface -- I. Introductory -- II. Lavater and the Fhysiognomische Fragmente -- III. Physiognomy in Nineteenth-Century European Letters -- IV. Physiognomy in the Modem European Novel before 1800 -- V. Lavater and the Composite Portrait in the Nineteenth-Century Novel -- VI. Aspects of Lavaterian Physiognomy in Nineteenth-Century Literary Portraiture -- VII. Physiognomical Awareness in the Nineteenth- Century European Novel -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Select Bibliography -- Index.
Summary After discussing Lavater's place in eighteenth-century German letters and his importance in the history of Western physiognomy, Dr. Tytler examines the literary portrait in the modern novel and suggests that the development of techniques of character description and the growth of observational powers of narrators and characters alike, as manifest in fiction from the 1790s onward, may be more fully appreciated when considered in the light of the physiognomical background previously delineated. Originally published in 1982. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
Other author JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Lavater, Johann Caspar, 1741-1801. Physiognomische Fragmente zur Beförderung der Menschenkenntnis und Menschenliebe.
European fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Physiognomy in literature.
Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9781400857265 (electronic bk.)
1400857260 (electronic bk.)