Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Part One

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. John Peck
      Pages 3-28
    3. John Peck
      Pages 29-43
    4. John Peck
      Pages 44-60
    5. John Peck
      Pages 61-80
    6. John Peck
      Pages 81-96
    7. John Peck
      Pages 97-110
    8. John Peck
      Pages 111-118
  3. Part Two

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. John Peck
      Pages 121-144
    3. John Peck
      Pages 145-179
    4. John Peck
      Pages 180-201
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 202-206

About this book


How to Study a Novel has long been established as the one book about the novel that every student of literature at school or university needs to read. In a series of clearly written, eminently practical chapters, John Peck takes the reader through a set of logical steps that show him how to respond to, interpret and develop his own view of a novel and how to present that response in an effective essay. This thoroughly revised and expanded Second Edition has three new chapters taking this process one step further, showing how to make use of the new critical thinking that has swept through literary criticism in recent years.


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