Aspects of Fiction: A Handbook.
Excellent assemblage of excerpts of critical essays and introductions to novels that follow the novel through its development, from Henry Fielding's Preface to Joseph Andrews (1742) to an essay by Alain Robbe-Grillet "Old "Values" and the New Novel" (1959) that discusses the relation of existentialism to the novel. Writers include Smollett, Scott on Austen, Roussea's preface to Julie, Diderot, Burney, de Stael, De Sade, Edgeworth, Stendhal, Balzac, Flaubert, and many more. Excellent resource; also easy to pick up and read a few quick pieces. Good shape for such an old paperback, not creased, slight wear, clean white pages. Little, Brown and Company. 1962. Paper. USED. $4.00