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Novel, the (1991) [Novel]
by James A. Michener Rating: Weighted - 7.9 / Average - 8.0 of 10 (1 votes) (Rate!)
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James Michener turns the creation and publication of a novel into an extroardinary and exciting experience as he renders believable the intriguing personalities who are the parents to its birth: a writer, editor, critic, and reader are locked in the desperate scenario of life, death, love, and truth. As immediate as today's headlines, as close as the bookshelves, The Novel is a fascinating look into the glamorous world of the writer.

Original title: The Novel
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionBooks, Scholars, And Librarians

Edition #1: Novel, the

Novel, the (1991)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "A good old-fashioned, sink-your-teeth-into-it story... Suspenseful." The Philadelphia Inquirer
  • "Warning: Once you begin to read this book, you will not want to finish it. James Michener's latest work is so absorbing you simply will not want this story to end." The Charleston News & Courier
  • "Michener explores some of the deepest issues raised by narrative literature.... [The] characters are rounded people, each of whom undergoes a crisis that lends dramatic shape to the section he or she dominates." The New York Times
  • "Absorbing... the action is off like a shot.... It is an unveiling of a business that few of us see from the inside, and a revelation of some of Michener's private thoughts.... THE NOVEL lets us see an unfamiliar side of the author, at the same time portraying the delicate, complex relationship among editors, agents and writers." The Philadelphia Inquirer
  • "Instead of learning about Hawaii, Alaska, Texas or Space, you learn about the New York publishing industry." Newsday
  • "When Yoder discloses how he handles a manuscript, it is real fun, the same fun a reader can feel when, for instance, Robinson Crusoe reveals his technique for making bread.... Michener loves literature, and his information about some of his favorite reading is almost as alluring as his explanation of how to handle a manuscript." Associated Press
  • "[A] blockbuster... a great work of fiction." The Sunday Oklahoman
  • "With uncanny skill, Michener draws you into the lives of four very different people: the writer, the editor, the critic, and the reader.... Not only does THE NOVEL entertain, it provides an inside look into the world of books. Michener also engages in a thoughtful discussion of writing as craft and [an] art." The Charleston News & Courier
  • "Thoughtful and sensitive." Houston Chronicle
  • "Superior... One of his better books." The Newark Star-Ledger
  • "Stirring... A good Michener story with well-drawn characters [and] plenty of action." The John Barkham Reviews
  • "Michener's newest novel is a successful demonstration of his skill at telling a good story while teaching the reader something, this time about the world of publishing.... This is the 37th book from the writer and should hold a respectable ranking toward the top of them." Alta Vista Magazine
  • "This novel goes behind the scenes to discover what makes publishing tick." Library Journal
  • "Another good novel by a master storyteller." Copley News Service
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Novel, the (1991)

ISBN: 0449221431

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