6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Elaborate plotting is the novelistic skill least often valued by critics, even if relished by readers. This lecture will look at novelists who raise plot to a literary art.

We begin with Henry Fielding, the first great novelist to delight in cunning narrative design. Then Dickens’s complex plot making, including the half-finished and tantalizing The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Finally, the lecture will celebrate the plotting artistry of modern writers like Ian McEwan and John le Carré.

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2021-10-27 18:00 2021-10-27 18:00 Europe/London Plot This lecture will look at novelists who raise plot to a literary art. Museum of London,150 London Wall, London,London,London


Museum of London,

150 London Wall, London,


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