Fiction : Psychological eBooks

Fiction: Psychological eBooks

Psychological fiction is a novel which places more than the usual amount of emphasis on interior characterization, and on the motives, circumstances, and internal action which springs from, and develops, external action. The psychological novel is not content to state what happens but goes on to explain the motivation of this action. In this type of writing character and characterization are more than usually important, and they often delve deeper into the mind of a character than novels of other genres.

The Tale of Genji, written in 11th century Japan, has often been considered the first psychological novel. Lord of the Flies is an example of a more current phsyhological novel that is even studied in school. In the literature of the United States, Henry James, Arthur Miller, and Edith Wharton are considered major contributors to the practice of psychological realism.