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Aspects of the Novel

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A highly original and intelligent investigation of the novel from celebrated writer and “gentle genius” E. M. Forster

 

E. M. Forsters renowned guide to writing sparkles with wit and insight for contemporary writers and readers. With lively language and excerpts from well-known classics, Forster takes on the seven elements vital to a novel: story, people, plot, fantasy, prophecy, pattern, and rhythm. He not only defines and explains such terms as “round” versus “flat” characters (and why both are needed for an effective novel), but also provides examples of writing from such literary greats as Dickens and Austen. Forster's original commentary illuminates and entertains without lapsing into complicated, scholarly rhetoric, coming together in a key volume on writing that avoids chronology and what he calls “pseudoscholarship.”

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The wit and lively, informed originality Forster employs in his study of the novel has made this book a classic. Deliberately avoiding the chronological development approach of what he classifies 'pseudosholarship, ' the author freely examines aspects all English-language novels have in common.

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ISBN:
9780156091800
Author:
Forster, Edward Morgan
Publisher:
Harvest Books
Author:
Forster, E. M.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
English fiction
Subject:
English fiction -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
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Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
19560931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 0.4 lb

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"Synopsis" by , The wit and lively, informed originality Forster employs in his study of the novel has made this book a classic. Deliberately avoiding the chronological development approach of what he classifies 'pseudosholarship, ' the author freely examines aspects all English-language novels have in common.

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