Essays on the Novel: As Illustrated by Scott and Miss Austen.

SKU: 14268

Originally published in 1897. This 1969 Kennikat Press reissue is scarce. Small  hardbound book in gray cloth, no DJ. A delightful discussion of the evolution of the art of the novel toward action, using Sir Walter Scott and Jane Austen (invariably "Miss Austen" to Jack). A long discussion of Scott as a novelist of character and as a novelist of action, concluding with a shorter discussion of Austen. 297 pgs. Good find for those interested in earlier analysis of Austen's works. Excellent condition. Tight, clean, no marks other than booksellers' pencil markings on front endpaper. USED. $20.00