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The Art of Fiction free pdf This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ... THE AET OF FICTION" A LECTURE Delivered At The Royal Institution, April 25, 1884. I Desire, this evening, to consider Fiction as one of the Fine Aits. In order to do this, and before doing it, I have first to advance certain propositions. They are not new, they are not likely to be disputed, and yet they have never been so generally received as to form part, so to speak, of the national mind. These propositions are three, though the last two directly spring from the first. They are: -- 1. That Fiction is an Art in every way worthy to be called the sister and the equal of the Arts of Painting, Sculpture, Music, and Poetry- that is to say, her field is as boundless, her possibilities as vast, her excellences as worthy of admiration, as may be claimed for any of her sister Arts. 2. That it is an Art which, like them, is governed and directed by general laws- and that these laws may be laid down and taught with as much precision and exactness as the laws of harmony, perspective, and proportion. 3. That, like the other Fine Arts, Fiction is so far removed from the mere mechanical arts, that 3 no laws or rules whatever can teach it to those who have not already been endowed with the natural and necessary gifts. These are the three propositions which I have to discuss. It follows as a corollary and evident deduction that, these propositions once admitted, those who follow and profess the Art of Fiction must be recognized as artists, in the strictest sense of the word, just as much as those who have delighted and elevated mankind by music and painting- and that the great Masters of Fiction must be placed on the same level as the great Masters in the other Arts. In other words, I mean that where the highest point, or what seems the highest...

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Author : Walter Besant
Publisher : Theclassics.Us
Data Published : 12 September 2013
ISBN : 123033050X
EAN : 9781230330501
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 22 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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