Watt, I. (2000). The rise of the novel (2nd Ed.). London: Pimlico.
摘要：In this influential study, Ian Watt traves the genesis and development of the most popluar of all literay forms, the novel. In his penerating and original readings of Daniel Defoe, Samuel Richardson and Henry Fielding, he investigates the reasons why the three main eighteenth-century novelist wrote in the way they did—a way resulting ultimately in the modern novel of the present day. The rise of the middle classes and of economic individualism, the philosophical innovations of the seventeeth century, complex changes in the social position of women : these are some of the factors underlying an age which produced the authors of ROBINSON CRUSOE, PAMELA and TOM JONES.