Modern novel


Modern novel
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The first modern novel has generally been ascribed to a series of picaresque novels, most famously Don Quixote (1605) by Miguel de Cervantes.

Later candidates to the title "modern novel" include Pamela (1740) by Richardson, Jacques the Fatalist (1796) by Denis Diderot, Pride and Prejudice (1813) by Jane Austen, The Red and the Black (1831) by Stendhal, and Madame Bovary (1857) by Gustave Flaubert. Because of the attention given in these novels to the psychological development of the main characters, these novels are also called the first psychological novels.

Beyond Western literature, The Tale of Genji, written in the early eleventh century, is widely acclaimed as a possible claimant as well.

Many other works, for instance as Beowulf and Virgil's Aeneid served formative roles as "stepping-stones."

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