Free and Discounted Ebooks
Join 130,000 readers! Get our ebook deals straight to your inbox.

Four Years of Novel Reading

An Account of an Experiment in Popularizing the Study of Fiction

Cover image for

Download


Published: 1901
Language: English
Wordcount: 20,042 / 60 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 47.8
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 564
Added to site: 2007.04.13
mnybks.net#: 16560

An account of an experiment to popularize the study of fiction. Professor Moulton's introduction treats of the "Dignity of Fiction." The "Backworth Classical Novel Reading Union" is sketched and a tabulated account of four years' work is given, followed by representative essays. The book is of interest and value to the general reader, the student and teacher.

Show Excerpt

be interesting to note the works selected, the ideas they have called out, and especially the suggestions made by those who have been consulted as literary authorities.

It is interesting, again, to note that this list of literary authorities includes, not only local friends, or those whose work is education, but sometimes novelists of such rank as Mr. Justin McCarthy, Miss Peard, and the author of John Inglesant. A few representative essays are added, selected from those read at meetings of the Union. They reflect only the opinions of the individual writers; but they will add to the general interest of the present volume.

The reader will understand that what is here introduced is not put forward as a model method of studying fiction. It is too early to talk of models ; fiction-study is in the tentative stage, and only experiment is possible; what is here done is to record an experiment. It is an experiment that can be tried on a larger scale by the formation of similar unions, or on a smaller s

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 3 from 1 reviews: ***
2008.11.19
Liam Li
***..

I want to study the subject of Moulton's research.


SUBSCRIBE TO MANYBOOKS 

FREE EBOOKS 

Join 120,000+ fellow readers! Get Free eBooks and book bargains from ManyBooks in your inbox. 

We respect your email privacy

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Author of the Day

Kirsten Fullmer
Kirsten Fullmer is an author who bid farewell to her job in the drafting industry and pursued her dream to write novels while traveling with her husband for his job. When she isn't writing, Fullmer loves tinkering with all kinds of crafts, including scrapbooking, cross stitching, crocheting and sewing. As our author of the day, Fullmer chats with us about how she fell in love with the Shabby Chic style, why she picked a small town as the backdrop for her books and talks about her writing habits.
Read full interview...