On Fiction (On Series)

By: Woolf, Virginia

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The only available edition of a collection of essays celebrating the ever-popular pastime of reading and storytelling, from one of the 20th century's greatest literary figures
"Here, then, very briefly and with inevitable simplification, an attempt is made to show the mind at work upon a shelf full of novels and to watch it as it chooses and rejects, making itself a dwelling-place in accordance with its own appetites. Of these appetites, perhaps, the simplest is the desire to believe wholly and entirely in something which is fictitious." Her readings sensitive, her prose style elegant, authoritative, and at times thoroughly opinionated, who better equipped than Virginia Woolf to ruminate on the art of fiction? In this selection of lesser-known essays on reading and storytelling, Woolf turns her critical gaze on treasured favorites including "the four great women novelists--Jane Austen, Emily Bront , Charlotte Bront , and George Eliot," and unearths some less familiar talents. Her discussion of differing approaches to reading is characteristically forward-thinking, and pinpoints the joys of this favorite pastime, in all its guises.

Title:: On Fiction (On Series)

Author:: Woolf, Virginia

Categories: Essays, Criticism & Memoir,

Publisher: Hesperus Press: December 2011

ISBN Number:: 1843916185

ISBN Number: 13: 9781843916185

Binding:: Paper Back

Book Condition:: New

Seller ID:: 131826