A Study of Prose Fiction by Bliss Perry (1902). The aim of this little book is to discuss the outlines of the art of fiction. In writing it I have followed more or less closely the notes prepared, a few years ago, for a course of lectures on Prose Fiction at Princeton University. These lectures were repeated with several classes and many teachers who have had occasion to examine the syllabus of the lectures^ and the topical work assigned in connection with them, have asked me to print a book that would be adapted to effective use in the classroom. I have confidence in the general method of fiction study which is here outlined, although the kindly cooperation of my former pupils may have then given the study a certain ardor which the book will fail to impart.