Aspects of the Novel (Warbler Classics Annotated Edition) (Paperback)
E. M. Forster's Aspects of the Novel is based on a series of lectures he delivered at Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1927. In these lectures, Forster presents his theory of literature and uses examples from classic works to illustrate his points. He identifies seven key aspects of the novel: story, characters, plot, fantasy, prophecy, pattern, and rhythm. (He uses the term aspects to reflect the "spongy," nonscientific nature of the form.) Witty, innovative, and as entertaining as it is informative, Aspects of the Novel is essential reading for anyone interested in literature and the craft of writing. This edition includes a detailed biographical timeline of E. M. Forster's life and work.