From Our Editors
Perfect for both aspiring writers and students of literature, this book sets out the principal ingredients for a novel, and is written by one of the acknowledged masters of the art. E.M. Forster, the author of Howard's End and A Room With a View sets out his philosophy of literature, and discusses specific aspects of plot and character...
From the Publisher
Forsters lively, informed originality and wit have made this book a classic. Avoiding the chronological approach of what he calls pseudoscholarship, he freely examines aspects all English-language novels have in common: story, people, plot, fantasy, prophecy, pattern, and rhythm. Index.
From the Jacket
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.