The Writing of Fiction
ISBN: 0684845318
EAN13: 9780684845319
Language: English
Pages: 128
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview
Out of print for many years, this new issue of The Writing of Fiction--Edith Wharton's candid, incisive work on constructing a short story and a novel--is a perennial favorite among Wharton aficionados, and a well-hidden secret and guide among many fiction writers.
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From the Back Cover A rare work of nonfiction from Edith Wharton, The Writing of Fiction contains brilliant advice on writing from the first woman ever to win a Pulitzer Prize - for her first novel The Age of Innocence. In The Writing of Fiction, Wharton provides general comments on the roots of modern fiction, the various approaches to writing a piece of fiction, and the development of form and style. She also devotes entire chapters to the telling of a short story, the construction of a novel, and the importance of character and situation in the novel. Not only a valuable treatise on the art of writing, The Writing of Fiction also allows readers to experience the inimitable but seldom heard voice of one of America's most important and beloved writers, and includes a final chapter on the pros and cons of Marcel Proust.