The Short Story of the Novel

A Pocket Guide to Key Genres, Novels, Themes and Techniques

by Henry Russell

Photo by Laurence King Publishing

Imagine all of your favorite short story collections from the last 500 years in ONE BOOK - Just brilliant. The Short Story of the Novel is a new and innovative introduction to the best works of fiction from the last 500 years. The book explores 60 key novels from The Tale of Genji to My Brilliant Friend.

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BEST FOR
Bibliophiles with little time
THIS BOOK WILL MAKE YOU
Aware of all the different novel genres, themes & techniques
ENJOY IT
And go pick your new favorite novels to read in full
READING TIME
224 pages: 3 hours 44 minutes
BOOK SPECS
Paperback, Laurence King Publishing, 2021

Roberto's opinion

I love books about other books.

Here, Henry Russell indulges us in classifying and describing 67 novels from the past 500 years - all in one book!

The Short Story of the Novel is a small book with many books inside to be discovered, read and recommended. Henry did alot of the work already for you.

With this pocket guide you will rediscover your favorites novels and discover some new ones to cherish. Your library will grow for sure after you read this compilation!

Enjoy it mucho bibliophile.

Disclaimer: No novels were harmed during this review!

About this author

Henry Russell read English at Oxford. He is the author of over thirty published books on a wide range of subjects, including , The Sayings of Oscar Wilde (Duckworth, 1992), The Politics of Hope: The Words of Barack Obama (New Holland, 2009) and Let Freedom Reign: The Words of Nelson Mandela (New Holland, 2010).

Illustration by Gilbert Wilson

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