Popular Literary Criticism Books

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How Fiction Works How Fiction Works (Paperback)
by (shelved 60 times as literary-criticism)
avg rating 3.96 — 5,669 ratings — published 2008
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Poetics Poetics (Paperback)
by (shelved 52 times as literary-criticism)
avg rating 3.79 — 16,126 ratings — published -335
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Aspects of the Novel Aspects of the Novel (Paperback)
by (shelved 52 times as literary-criticism)
avg rating 3.84 — 4,379 ratings — published 1927
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How to Read and Why How to Read and Why (Paperback)
by (shelved 46 times as literary-criticism)
avg rating 3.62 — 3,719 ratings — published 2000
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Orientalism Orientalism (Paperback)
by (shelved 39 times as literary-criticism)
avg rating 4.05 — 18,980 ratings — published 1978
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Mythologies Mythologies (Paperback)
by (shelved 33 times as literary-criticism)
avg rating 4.13 — 16,105 ratings — published 1957
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Lectures on Literature Lectures on Literature (Paperback)
by (shelved 31 times as literary-criticism)
avg rating 4.33 — 2,909 ratings — published 1980
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The Pleasure of the Text The Pleasure of the Text (Paperback)
by (shelved 30 times as literary-criticism)
avg rating 4.10 — 5,692 ratings — published 1973
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The Art of the Novel The Art of the Novel (Paperback)
by (shelved 30 times as literary-criticism)
avg rating 3.94 — 5,124 ratings — published 1986
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An Experiment in Criticism (Canto) An Experiment in Criticism (Canto)
by (shelved 29 times as literary-criticism)
avg rating 4.16 — 2,593 ratings — published 1961
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Why Read the Classics? Why Read the Classics? (Paperback)
by (shelved 28 times as literary-criticism)
avg rating 3.92 — 2,501 ratings — published 1986
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On Literature On Literature (Paperback)
by (shelved 28 times as literary-criticism)
avg rating 3.92 — 3,722 ratings — published 2002
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The Rise of the Novel The Rise of the Novel (Paperback)
by (shelved 23 times as literary-criticism)
avg rating 3.75 — 759 ratings — published 1957
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My Life in Middlemarch My Life in Middlemarch (Hardcover)
by (shelved 23 times as literary-criticism)
avg rating 3.54 — 8,225 ratings — published 2014
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A Preface to Paradise Lost A Preface to Paradise Lost (Paperback)
by (shelved 22 times as literary-criticism)
avg rating 4.23 — 1,119 ratings — published 1942
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James Joyce's Ulysses James Joyce's Ulysses (Paperback)
by (shelved 22 times as literary-criticism)
avg rating 4.14 — 2,242 ratings — published 1932
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Classics for Pleasure Classics for Pleasure (Hardcover)
by (shelved 21 times as literary-criticism)
avg rating 3.88 — 1,374 ratings — published 2007
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P.G. Wodehouse
“A certain critic -- for such men, I regret to say, do exist -- made the nasty remark about my last novel that it contained 'all the old Wodehouse characters under different names.' He has probably by now been eaten by bears, like the children who made mock of the prophet Elisha: but if he still survives he will not be able to make a similar charge against Summer Lightning. With my superior intelligence, I have out-generalled the man this time by putting in all the old Wodehouse characters under the same names. Pretty silly it will make him feel, I rather fancy.”
P.G. Wodehouse, Summer Moonshine

Northrop Frye
“Nobody is capable of of free speech unless he knows how to use language, and such knowledge is not a gift: it has to learned and worked at. [p.93]”
Northrop Frye, The Educated Imagination

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