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dc.contributor.authorYeo, Shu Fang.
dc.description.abstractCritics of 'Tom Jones' have derided the ‘intrusive’ and ‘garrulous’ narrator, or otherwise attempted to justify the authorial voice of the narrator as ancillary to the ‘main’ plot of Tom’s story. In this essay, I propose to reconceive an alternative aspect of the explicit narratorial activity by suggesting that in 'Tom Jones', to perceive well is first to be able to appreciate precisely the artifice of the narrator in creating his narrative world. In doing so, I argue that the instances of narrative performances constantly figure narrative as desirable, compelling and as a sign of cultural capital, thus encoding a self-valorisation of narrative that reflects Fielding’s obligatory but necessary attempts to advertise his tasteful novelistic practice.en_US
dc.format.extent32 p.en_US
dc.rightsNanyang Technological University
dc.title“I am, in reality, the founder of a new province of writing” : narrative performance and consumption in Henry Fielding’s Tom Jones.en_US
dc.typeFinal Year Project (FYP)en_US
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Humanities and Social Sciencesen_US
dc.description.degreeBachelor of Artsen_US
dc.contributor.supervisor2Samara Anne Cahillen_US
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