Theory of the Novel

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Simon and Schuster, Oct 1, 1967 - Art - 440 pages
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Selected from the writings of 37 authors and critics, the essays in this book fall into nine categories - Generic Identity; Narrative Technique; Point of View; Plot; Structure and Proportion; Style; Character; Time and Place; Symbol; and Life and Art. The selections are taken from the work of such critics as Maurice Z. Shroder, Phyllis Bentley, A. A. Mendilov, and Northrop Frye, and such novelists as Joseph Conrad, Henry James, E. M. Forster, Miguel de Cervantes, Henry Fielding, and André Gide. In addition, there is a 445 item bibliography containing virtually references needed in pursuing the problemas of fictional theory in twentieh-century criticism.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Generic Identity
11
Narrative Technique
45
Point of View
85
Plot Structure and Proportion
139
Style
185
Character
221
Time and Place
253
Back
313
Symbol
333
Life and Art
369
George Eliot A Faithful Account of Men and Things
391
Joseph Conrad The Highest Kind of Justice to
399
Common to Allflesh
406
Index
429
Copyright

Time
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Stevick is Professor of English at Temple University. He got his Ph.D. at Ohio State University.

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