Wednesday, February 6, 2008

The week or so of blogging Wilkie Collins

Wilkie Collins is one of those writers your nineteenth-century novel class probably ignored completely. It's a shame, both because of his popularity among his contemporaries (and all of the significance and influence that it implies) and his unusual method of telling stories, which I touched on briefly in the previous post. Over the next week, I'm going to devote this blog to analyzing that structure--where it works and where it fails. A quick preview of my argument: the detective novel genre he's said to have inaugurated grew out of the multiple narrator format he adopted.

Posted by Shannon Chamberlain @ 10:33 AM