Aspects of the Novel

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Aspects of the Novel
First edition
Author E. M. Forster
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Subject English literature
Publisher Edward Arnold
Publication date
Pages 224
OCLC 558996342

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)