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Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Beginning 2. Narrating 3. People 4. Genre 5. Voices 6. Structure 7. Detail 8. Style 9. Devices 10. Literariness 11. Ending

About the Author

John Mullan is Professor of English at University College London. He is the author of Sentiment and Sociability: The Language of Feeling in the Eighteenth Century and co-editor of Eighteenth-Century Popular Culture: An Anthology. A broadcaster and journalist as well as an academic, he writes a weekly column on contemporary fiction for the Guardian.


It strikes me that none of our readers can afford to be without this book! I'm an admirer of John Mullan's 'Guardian' columns, and this is definately something that we should be reviewing. Edward Fenton. 'The Oxford Writer A brilliant crash course in contemporary fiction Waterstones Books Quarterly

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