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Thirteen ways of looking at the novel

Author: Jane Smiley
Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, 2006. ©2005
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First Anchor books editionView all editions and formats
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"Pulitzer Prize winner and bestselling novelist Jane Smiley celebrates the novel--and takes us on an exhilarating tour through one hundred of them--in this seductive and immensely rewarding literary tribute."--Back cover.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Jane Smiley; Jane Smiley; Jane Smiley; Jane Smiley
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jane Smiley
ISBN: 1400033187 9781400033188
OCLC Number: 71501659
Description: x, 591 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: What is a novel? --
Who is a novelist? --
The origins of the novel --
The psychology of the novel --
Morality and the novel --
The art of the novel --
The novel and history --
The circle of the novel --
A novel of your own (I) --
A novel of your own (II) --
Good faith : a case history --
Reading a hundred novels --
A hundred novels. The tale of Genji / Murasaki Shikibu ; Egilssaga / Snorri Sturluson ; The saga of the people of Laxardal / Author unknown ; The decameron / Giovanni Boccaccio ; Lazarillo de Tormes / Anonymous ; The heptameron / Marguerite de Navarre ; Don Quijote vols. 1 and 2 / Miguel de Cervantes ; The princess of Clèves / Madame de La Fayette ; Oroonoko and The fair jilt / Aphra Behn ; Robinson Crusoe and Roxana / Daniel Defoe ; Pamela ; or Virtue rewarded / Samuel Richardson ; The history of Tom Jones, a foundling / Henry Fielding ; The female Quixote / Charlotte Lennox ; The life and opinions of Tristram Shandy, gentleman / Laurence Sterne ; Candide / Voltaire ; The expedition of Humphry Clinker / Tobias Smollett ; Les liaisons dangereuses / Choderlos de Laclos ; Justine / The Marquis de Sade ; The tale of old morality and The bride of Lammermoor / Sir Walter Scott ; Frankenstein / Mary Shelley ; Persuasion / Jane Austen ; The private memoirs and confessions of a justified sinner / James Hogg ; The red and the black / Stendhal ; Taras Bulba / Nikolai Gogol ; A hero of our time / Mikhail Lermontov ; Cousin Pons and Cousin Bette / Honoré de Balzac ; Jane Eyre / Charlotte Brontë ; Wuthering heights / Emily Brontë ; Vanity fair / William Makepeace Thackeray ; Uncle Tom's cabin / Harriet Beecher Stowe ; Moby-Dick ; or, the whale / Herman Melville ; The house of seven gables / Nathaniel Hawthrone ; Madame Bovary / Gustave Flaubert ; A tale of two cities / Charles Dickens ; The woman in white and The moonstone / Wilkie Collins ; Fathers and sons / Ivan Turgenev ; Thérèse Raquin / Émile Zola ; The last chronicle of Barset and The Eustace diamonds / Anthony Trollope ; The idiot / Fyodor Dostoevsky ; Little women / Louisa May Alcott ; Middlemarch / George Eliot ; Anna Karenina / Leo Tolstoy ; The portrait of a lady and The awkward age / Henry James ; The picture of Dorian Gray / Oscar Wilde ; Dracula / Bram Stoker ; The awakening / Kate Chopin ; The hound of the Baskervilles / Sir Arthur Conan Doyle ; Heart of darkness / Joseph Conrad ; The house of Mirth / Edith Wharton ; The illustrated Zuleika Dobson, or an Oxford love story / Max Beerbohm ; The good soldier / Ford Madox Ford ; Main street / Sinclair Lewis ; Kristin Lavransdatter, vol. 1, The wreath / Sigrid Undset ; Ulysses / James Joyce ; Zeno's conscience / Italo Svevo ; A passage to India / E.M. Forster ; The great Gatsby / F. Scott Fitzgerald ; The trial / Franz Kafka ; The sleepwalkers / Hermann Broch ; In search of lost time / Marcel Proust ; Lady Chatterley's lover / D.H. Lawrence ; Orlando / Virginia Woolf ; As I lay dying / William Faulkner ; The man without qualities, vol. 1 / Robert Musil ; And quiet flows the Don / Mikhail Sholokhov ; Their eyes were watching God / Zora Neale Hurston ; The death of the heart / Elizabeth Bowen ; The return of Jeeves, Bertie Wooster sees it through, Spring fever and The butler did it / P.G. Wodehouse ; The once and future king / T.H. White ; The man who loved children / Christina Stead ; The Makioka sisters / Junichiro Tanizaki ; Lolita / Vladmimir Nabokov ; The fountain overflows / Rebecca West ; The pursuit of love, Love in a cold climate and Don't tell Alfred / Nancy Mitford ; To kill a mockingbird / Harper Lee ; The moonflower vine / Jetta Carleton ; The sailor who fell from grace with the sea / Yukio Mishima ; Wide Sargasso Sea / Jean Rhys ; Grendel / John Gardner ; Lives of girls and women / Alice Munro ; The harafish / Naguib Mahfouz ; The sea, the sea / Iris Murdoch ; How far can you go / David Lodge ; Loitering with intent / Muriel Spark ; Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant / Anne Tyler ; The unbearable lightness of being / Milan Kundera ; Annie John / Jamaica Kincaid ; Foe / J.M. Coetzee ; Beloved / Toni Morrison ; Possession / A.S. Byatt ; Vox / Nicholson Baker ; WLT : a radio romance / Garrison Keillor ; Behind the scenes at the museum / Kate Atkinson ; A fine balance / Rohinton Mistry ; Guided tours of hell / Francine Prose ; A gesture life / Chang-rae Lee ; Lovely green eyes / Arnos̆t Lustig ; White teeth / Zadie Smith ; The complete Henry Bech / John Updike ; Atonement / Ian McEwan ; Look at me / Jennifer Egan.
Other Titles: 13 ways of looking at the novel
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"Pulitzer Prize winner and bestselling novelist Jane Smiley celebrates the novel--and takes us on an exhilarating tour through one hundred of them--in this seductive and immensely rewarding literary tribute."--Back cover.

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