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Reading for the Plot

Reading for the Plot

Design and Intention in Narrative

Peter Brooks

ISBN 9780674748927

Publication date: 03/01/1992

A book which should appeal to both literary theorists and to readers of the novel, this study invites the reader to consider how the plot reflects the patterns of human destiny and seeks to impose a new meaning on life.


  • Peter Brooks has delivered a major contribution to narrative theory and critical practice in a book remarkable for its lucidity and theoretical adventurousness.

    —Terry Eagleton, Literature and History


  • Peter Brooks is Tripp Professor of Humanities at Yale University.

Book Details

  • 392 pages
  • 5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches
  • Harvard University Press

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