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The Writing of Fiction

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  • Seller:BookOutlet USA
  • Sales Rank:237,862
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Paperback
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Pages:128
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):0.3
  • Dimensions (in):8.4 x 5.5 x 0.3
  • Publication Date:October 8, 1997
  • ISBN:0684845318
  • EAN:9780684845319
  • ASIN:0684845318
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Synopsis
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.

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