The English Novel: From the Earliest Days to the Death of Joseph Conrad

ISBN: 1857543580
ISBN 13: 9781857543582
By: Ford Madox Ford

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English Modernism Essays Essentials Lit Crit Literary Criticism Literary Criticism Theory Modernism Reviewed To Read Twentieth Century

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First published in 1930, the author provides a tour of the novel from its birth to his own time, including the works of Flaubert and Conrad.

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C.G. Fewston

Ford spells out the history of the novel, how it came to be (up until 1930), and does so with vivid examples. He writes of the transformations of literary methods and the reformation of written dialogue. A recommend for any scholar or writer wanting to know origins of novel writing. As Ford writes, "But the fact remains that to a real master possessed of a real individuality the study of methods of his predecessors must be of enormous use" (118).

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