The Art of Fiction

Walter Besant and Henry James


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A lecture on the art of fiction, given by the English critic Walter Besant on April 25, 1884, and an answer to the lecture by American writer Henry James in the same year. For example, Besant insisted that novelists should confine themselves to their own experience, whilst James argued that a sufficiently alert novelist could catch knowledge from everywhere and use it to good purpose.

This book has 48 pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in 1884.

Production notes: This ebook of The Art of Fiction was published by Global Grey in 2019.

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