The Novel: What It Is, What It's About, What It Does / Encyclopaedia Britannica Educ Corp

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Date
1962
Main contributors
Clifton Fadiman; Encyclopaedia Britannica Films; C. Walter Hodges; Robert Johnson; Leon Bijou; Michael Livesey; John Barnes
Summary
Presents Clifton Fadiman discussing the elements common to all novels--plot, characters, setting, style, and form; and illustrates basic concepts through use of dramatic excerpts. Examples are used to distinguish between horizontal and vertical novels. Excerpts from  Pride and Prejudice  and A Farewell to Arms  are used to emphasize the range in style executed by authors. Dramatizations of selections from  Moby Dick  and the works of Charles Dickens are used to illustrate the special qualities which set good novels apart from those that are simply entertaining. Uses specific examples to show the author's ability to create a world that is unique and complete, peopled with believable, living characters.
Contributor
Indiana University, Bloomington. Audio-Visual Center
Publishers
Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, Inc.; Indiana University Audio-Visual Center
Genre
Educational
Subjects
Literature; History and criticism; Literature List; Fiction--History and criticism
Collection
Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
Unit
IUL Moving Image Archive
Language
English
Rights Statement
No Copyright - United States
Physical Description
1 film reel (34 min.) sound,color; 16 mm
Notes

Local Note

Gift to the IUB Libraries from Instructional Support Services.

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Encyclopaedia Britannica Educ Corp
Other Identifiers
Catalog Key: 7827928; Other: GR00401661; MDPI Barcode: 40000003424456

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