SPATIAL ARTERIES: THE ROAD CHRONOTOPE IN THE EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY ENGLISH NOVELS

Posted On Oct 17 2011 by

The road acquires special significations in the eighteenth-century English novels thus symbolising the permanent quest of the human being for happiness, liberty or knowledge. It reveals the fact that the road is presented as a space with a noteworthy cultural importance echoing values of the eighteenth-century England. Therefore, we intend to show that due to its multifarious functions and meanings, the road constitutes the spatial artery of the eighteenth-century geography, social and cultural life or, as we will see, even of the narrative productions. The motif of the journey is a necessary component of the road chronotope and, together, they …