ASPECTS OF THE NOVEL

ASPECTS OF THE NOVEL

by E. M. Forster

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Overview

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

 

E. M. Forster’s 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.”

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780156091800
Publisher: HMH Books
Publication date: 09/14/1956
Series: Abinger Edition of E. M. Forster Series
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 423,116
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.54(d)

About the Author


Edward Morgan Forster (1879-1970) was the author of many well-known novels, including Where Angels Fear to Tread (1905), A Room with a View (1908), Howards End (1910), A Passage to India (1924), and Maurice (1971). He also wrote several volumes of criticism and essays.
 

Date of Birth:

January 1, 1879

Date of Death:

June 7, 1970

Place of Birth:

London

Place of Death:

Coventry, England

Education:

B. A. in classics, King's College, Cambridge, 1900; B. A. in history, 1901; M.A., 1910

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