The Working of Fiction (Hardback)
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The Working of Fiction (Hardback)

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Hardback 432 Pages / Published: 31/05/1991
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This collection of essays, chiefly on British and American novels and novelists, examines a different aspect of the novelists art. The central issue Robert Heilman confronts - often by studying the novels in pairs - is how the novelist does what he does. Dealing with subjects as diverse as Charlotte Bronte, Henry James, D.H. Lawrence, Thomas Hardy, and Evelyn Waugh, Heilman studies the workings of fiction from varied stances. He investigates the uses of the verbal medium and the several means by which a given theme is developed. As Heilman identifies and traces particular themes, he studies how parts are assembled into a whole. In addition, he explores particular generic types - like the picaresque, the gothic, the tragic - as they are used by a variety of novelists. The book takes us inside the process of criticism and offers as original and perceptive a view of ""Under the Volcano"" as it offers of ""Pride and Prejudice"" or ""The Turn of the Screw"". Each essay presents a fresh way of looking at and understanding these novels. This collection will be of interest to anyone who desires insight into the workings of fiction.

Publisher: University of Missouri Press
ISBN: 9780826207876
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 835 g
Dimensions: 230 x 152 x 35 mm


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"This is a fine collection of essays, which do nicely illustrate, as the title argues, the workings of fiction. With its careful analysis of structure the author's technical resources, this collection would make a very useful text for a course on the technique of fiction from its inception to the early twentieth century."--Studies in Short Fiction


This collection . . . represents state-of-the-art women s history. It proves the point that women s historians have long asserted but not always demonstrated: that unless women s lives are considered, the history of societies economic, political, and social realms will remain incomplete and inadequately understood.
Victoria Bynum, author of "Unruly Women: The Politics of Social and Sexual Control in the Old South""


This collection . . . represents state-of-the-art women's history. It proves the point that women's historians have long asserted but not always demonstrated: that unless women's lives are considered, the history of societies' economic, political, and social realms will remain incomplete and inadequately understood."
--Victoria Bynum, author of Unruly Women: The Politics of Social and Sexual Control in the Old South


"This is a fine collection of essays, which do nicely illustrate, as the title argues, the workings of fiction. With its careful analysis of structure the author's technical resources, this collection would make a very useful text for a course on the technique of fiction from its inception to the early twentieth century."--Studies in Short Fiction

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