Aspects of the Novel
From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
Aspects of the Novel is a book compiled from a series of lectures delivered by E. M. Forster at Trinity College, Cambridge in 1927, in which he discussed the English language novel. By using examples from classic texts, he highlights the seven universal aspects of the novel: story, characters, plot, fantasy, prophecy, pattern, and rhythm.
- Oliver Stallybrass, 'Editor's Introduction', in Aspects of the Novel (Penguin Books, 1980)