How to Study a Novel

How to Study a Novel

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How to Study a Novel has long been established as the one book about the novel that every student of literature at school or university needs to read. In a series of clearly written, eminently practical chapters, John Peck takes the reader through a set of logical steps that show him how to respond to, interpret and develop his own view of a novel and how to present that response in an effective essay. This thoroughly revised and expanded Second Edition has three new chapters taking this process one step further, showing how to make use of the new critical thinking that has swept through literary criticism in recent years.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 218 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 12.7mm | 286g
  • Red Globe Press
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • XII, 218 p.
  • 0333639944
  • 9780333639948
  • 590,834

Table of contents

Acknowledgements.- General Editors' Preface.- Preface.- PART 1.- Tackling the Text.- Constructing a Basic Analysis.- Looking at Aspects of a Novel Coping with Different Kinds of Novel.- Tackling a Long and Difficult Novel.- Writing an Essay.- Writing a More Complicated Essay.- PART 2.- New Approaches.- New Readings.- New Novels.- Further Reading.
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About John Peck

John Peck is now retired and was formerly Reader in Victorian Literature at Cardiff University, UK. With Martin Coyle he edits the Key Concepts series for Palgrave Macmillan.
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