Setting

IB English A Literature: Setting

The conventions regarding setting in novels and short stories have, like all conventions, evolved over time. In The Art of Fiction, David Lodge states that a "sense of place was a fairly late development in the history of prose fiction" and after comparing a description of London from Tom Jones (1749) with a far more vivid, sensory portrait from Oliver Twist (1839) he goes on to claim that: "What intervened was the...


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