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Aspects of the Novel by E.M. Forster
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Today’s post will be a little different from my usual content because I’ll try my best to review E.M. Forster’s Aspects of the Novel, a collection of lectures he held at Trinity College in 1927. This book comprises of the author’s note, an introduction, a chapter on the story, two on characters, one on plot, fantasy, prophecy, patterns and rhythm and a conclusion.

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Quotes Alina Liked

E.M. Forster
“No English novelist is as great as Tolstoy –that is to say, has given so complete a picture of man’s life, both on its domestic and heroic side. No English novelist has explored man’s soul as deeply as Dostoyevsky. And no novelist anywhere has analysed the modern consciousness as successfully as Marcel Proust.”
E.M. Forster, Aspects of the Novel

E.M. Forster
“Scheherazade avoided her fate because she knew how to wield the weapon of suspense –the only literary tool that has any effect upon tyrants and savages.”
E.M. Forster, Aspects of the Novel


Reading Progress

November 10, 2016 – Shelved
November 10, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
January 23, 2018 – Started Reading
February 8, 2018 –
page 50
25.77%
February 8, 2018 –
50.0%
February 15, 2018 – Finished Reading

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