E.M. Forster's "Aspects of the Novel" is an innovative and effusive treatise on a literary form that, at the time of publication, had only recently begun to enjoy serious academic consideration. This "Penguin Classics" edition is edited with an introduction by Oliver Stallybrass, and features a new preface by Frank Kermode. First given as a series ...Read MoreE.M. Forster's "Aspects of the Novel" is an innovative and effusive treatise on a literary form that, at the time of publication, had only recently begun to enjoy serious academic consideration. This "Penguin Classics" edition is edited with an introduction by Oliver Stallybrass, and features a new preface by Frank Kermode. First given as a series of lectures at Cambridge University, "Aspects of the Novel" is Forster's analysis of this great literary form. Here he rejects the 'pseudoscholarship' of historical criticism - 'that great demon of chronology' - that considers writers in terms of the period in which they wrote and instead asks us to imagine the great novelists working together in a single room. He discusses aspects of people, plot, fantasy and rhythm, making illuminating comparisons between novelists such as Proust and James, Dickens and Thackeray, Eliot and Dostoyevsky - the features shared by their books and the ways in which they differ. Written in a wonderfully engaging and conversational manner, this penetrating work of criticism is full of Forster's habitual irreverence, wit and wisdom. In his new introduction, Frank Kermode discusses the ways in which Forster's perspective as a novelist inspired his lectures. This edition also includes the original introduction by Oliver Stallybrass, a chronology, further reading and appendices. E. M. Forster (1879-1970) was a noted English author and critic and a member of the Bloomsbury group. His first novel, "Where Angels Fear To Tread" appeared in 1905. "The Longest Journey" appeared in 1907, followed by "A Room With A View" (1908), based partly on the material from extended holidays in Italy with his mother. "Howards End" (1910) was a story that centered on an English country house and dealt with the clash between two families, one interested in art and literature, the other only in business. "Maurice" was revised several times during his life, and finally published posthumously in 1971. If you enjoyed "Aspects of the Novel", you might like Forster's "A Room with a View", also available in "Penguin Classics".Read Less
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Very Good+: shows light wear to extremities; mild rubbing; a slight ding at the outside edge of one of the pages; the pages are heavily tanned, due to aging. The binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Despite some flaws, remains structurally sound and tightly bound, showing very little wear: would make a handsome reading copy. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 250pp. Tan cloth over boards with Brown Harbrace Modern Classics logo at the front panel and Brown titles and designs at the backstrip. Copyright page gives 1927 as date of publication, but the this Harbrace Modern Classics Edition was issued, we believe, on February 3, 1950. Hardback: Lacks DJ.
Fair. Black cloth hardcover, no DJ. Moderate shelf/edge wear. Heavy fading/discoloration to spine. Edge wear and minor fraying to the board edges. Ex-LIbrary with expected markings, card holder, underlining in ink throughout. Tracking available on most domestic orders.
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Good in fair dust jacket. 250 p. 20 cm. Clark lectures; 1927.. 1947 reprinit. Edgewear, chipping & soil/tanning on dj, price clipped, slight fraying & soil on cover, ffep missing, surface tear on front pastedown, corners a little bumped, foxing, lite tanning, else text clean, binding tight. "The Clark lectures...delivered under the auspices of Trinity college, Cambridge, in the spring of 1927."--Note.
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