With lively language and excerpts from well-known classics, E. M. Forster’s renowned guide to writing sparkles with wit and insight for contemporary writers and readers.
Provides examples of writing from such literary greats as Dickens and Austen.
Forster's original commentary illuminates and entertains without lapsing into complicated, scholarly rhetoric. It avoids what he called “pseudoscholarship.”
Bases on a series of lectures on the art of the novel delivered by Forster at the University of Cambridge, with titles such as "People," "The Plot," and "The Story." His plainspoken approach reduces the novel to its essential elements in a work that has remained relevant. - Library Journal.