The Art of the Novel: Critical Prefaces

by
Henry James
Published in 2011
by University of Chicago Press

This collection of prefaces, originally written for the 1909 multi-volume New York Edition of Henry James’s fiction, first appeared in book form in 1934 with an introduction by poet and critic R. P. Blackmur. In his prefaces, James tackles the great problems of fiction writing—character, plot, point of view, inspiration—and explains how he came to write novels such asThe Portrait of a Lady and The American.

ISBN: 
9780226392059

More Best Books for Writers