Analysing a wide range of extracts from key works of British fiction from the Eighteenth to the Twenty-First Century, William Hutchings lucidly demonstrates how close reading can enhance appreciation of detail and illuminate whole novels.
William Hutchings is Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Manchester, UK. He is the editor of Andrew Marvell: Selected Poems and author of Living Poetry, The Poetry of William Cowper and Literary Criticism: A Practical Guide for Students.
Principal Novels Discussed.- Time-line of Selected Significant Novels, 1719-2011.- 1. Introduction.- 2. Describing People.- 3. Describing Places.- 4. Presenting Action.- 5. Speaking.- 6. Commenting.- Notes.- Index of Literary and Grammatical Terms.- General Index.