The novel of a caricature is a character whose idiosyncrasies are exaggerated so that all other traits he might possess are obscured. Although caricature may appear occasionally in novels of any type, one type of novel seems to be based on considerations more relevant to the caricatures which appear in it than to any other feature of the novel. The novel of caricature is basically a realistic novel which exaggerates the single outstanding trait of each individual instead of presenting a complete analysis of all factors in any one personality. The purpose of the novel of caricature is didactic; it attempts to reform society through making follies and foibles seem ludicrous.
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Caricature, Stereotype, Hugh Breckenridge, Don Quixote, Lawrence Stern
Delsell, Ralph Herbert. "The Technique of the Novel of Caricature." (1950). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/engl_etds/119