Cover

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pp. 1-1

Title Page, Copyright

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pp. 2-5

Contents

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pp. v-vi

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Acknowledgments

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pp. vii-viii

For kind permission to publish Extracts from my Reading we are indebted to Mr. Michael Gissing and to Mr. Cronenwett, Librarian of the Dartmouth College Library. Passages from unpublished letters of George Gissing are quoted with the permission of Yale University Library, the Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of the New York Public Library, ...

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Introduction

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pp. 1-22

As Percy Lubbock observed long ago in his stimulating enquiry into The Craft of Fiction, "to grasp the shadowy and fantasmal form of a book, to hold it fast, to turn it over and survey it at leisure-that is the effort of a critic of books."1 Whether or not this effort is ultimately successful depends on a variety of factors ...

Editorial Note

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pp. 23-32

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Extracts

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pp. 24-167

"Im Roman wie im Drama sehen wir menschliche Natur und Handlung. Der Unterschied beider Dichtungsarten liegt nicht bloss in der iiussem Form, nieht darin, dass die Personen in dem einen sprechen, und dass in dem andem gewohnlich von ihnen erziihlt wird. Leider viele Dramen sind nur dialogirte Romane, und es ware nicht unmoglich, ein Drama in Briefen zu scbreiben. ...

Sources and Locations

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pp. 168-176

Indices

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pp. 177-187