Birth of the British Novel is an Arts programme.
Birth of the British Novel
Author Henry Hitchings explores the lives and works of the radical and pioneering 18th-century British novelists who established all the literary genres we recognise today, a golden age led by Daniel Defoe, Jonathan Swift, Henry Fielding, Laurence Sterne, Fanny Burney and William Godwin. Hitchings reveals how the novel was also a subversive hand grenade that would change British society for the better, and meets contemporary writers like Martin Amis, Will Self, Tom McCarthy and Jenny Uglow on his journey.
Running Time: 60 minutes (approx)
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