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The Craft of Fiction

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1954 reissued edition, published by Jonathan Cape.

First published in 1921, Percy Lubbock’s 'The Craft of Fiction', is an essential work of criticism. Lubbock's outlook is an extension of Henry James's. More immediately accessible than James, Lubbock illustrates the craft by reference to classic novels such as Tolstoy's Anna Karenina, Flaubert's Madame Bovary, Thackeray's Vanity Fair, and of course Henry James's works, particularly The Ambassadors. Lubbock, E M Forster's 'Aspect of the Novel', F. R. Leavis's 'The Great Tradition,' and Ian Watt's 'Rise of the Novel' give you what you need to know if you want to understand the central canon in Anglo-American and European fiction. Lubbock’s book is the one recommended by Graham Greene in his autobiography. Before embarking on his illustrious career, Greene studied 'The Craft of Fiction' inside and out before embarking on his illustrious career. Even if this book doesn’t make a great novelist out of you, it will teach you how to recognise one. If you are interested in how the great novelists ply their trade, Percy Lubbock’s book ranks right up there with the must-reads of novel how-to’s.

Complete with dust jacket which has not been price-clipped. Some rubbing edge wear to the DJ, boards are clean and bright. Light foxing to edges of the pages.

Item details

Author(s):
Percy Lubbock
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
19.5cm x 13.5cm
Edition:
1954
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
277
Publisher:
Jonathan Cape
Title:
The Craft of Fiction

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1954 reissued edition, published by Jonathan Cape.

First published in 1921, Percy Lubbock’s 'The Craft of Fiction', is an essential work of criticism. Lubbock's outlook is an extension of Henry James's. More immediately accessible than James, Lubbock illustrates the craft by reference to classic novels such as Tolstoy's Anna Karenina, Flaubert's Madame Bovary, Thackeray's Vanity Fair, and of course Henry James's works, particularly The Ambassadors. Lubbock, E M Forster's 'Aspect of the Novel', F. R. Leavis's 'The Great Tradition,' and Ian Watt's 'Rise of the Novel' give you what you need to know if you want to understand the central canon in Anglo-American and European fiction. Lubbock’s book is the one recommended by Graham Greene in his autobiography. Before embarking on his illustrious career, Greene studied 'The Craft of Fiction' inside and out before embarking on his illustrious career. Even if this book doesn’t make a great novelist out of you, it will teach you how to recognise one. If you are interested in how the great novelists ply their trade, Percy Lubbock’s book ranks right up there with the must-reads of novel how-to’s.

Complete with dust jacket which has not been price-clipped. Some rubbing edge wear to the DJ, boards are clean and bright. Light foxing to edges of the pages.

Author(s):
Percy Lubbock
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
19.5cm x 13.5cm
Edition:
1954
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
277
Publisher:
Jonathan Cape
Title:
The Craft of Fiction

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