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How novels work

How novels work

Author: John Mullan
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Using examples from popular novels, this work examines the techniques by which fiction works. It explains how the pleasures of novel reading often come from the formal ingenuity of the novelist.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Mullan
ISBN: 9780199281787 0199281785 9780199281770 0199281777
OCLC Number: 180470106
Notes: Originally published: 2006.
Description: x, 346 pages ; 19 cm
Contents: Beginning --
Narrating --
People --
Genre --
Voices --
Structure --
Detail --
Style --
Devices --
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Responsibility: John Mullan.


This book draws on the author's column in the Guardian, 'Elements of Fiction'. Using examples from well-known recent novels, it examines the techniques by which fiction works. It will widen the  Read more...


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Expanding on his popular Guardian column, and focusing on a set of key novels, How Novels Work [mullan] aims to explain to the interested 'non-academic' reader critical approaches, particularly Read more...

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