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Journeys and discovery in seventeenth-century Italian prose romances

Margaret Baker


The journey is considered in seventeenth-century Italian prose romances with particular reference to those by Biondi, Mancini, Manzini, Marini and Sale. In the light of the emphasis given to the voyage topos it seems that a traditional figure is undergoing transformation. As well as serving to introduce variety while ensuring the continuation of the action, the journey is being recognised as a means of facilitating the exchanges that mirror social reality; this in turn lends itself to the development of characterization. The journey in seventeenth-century prose romances has pointed the way to new discoveries in narration.

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Spunti e Ricerche. Rivista d'italianistica.
ISSN (Print): 0816-5432.
ISSN (Electronic): 2200-8942.