Ethel M. Dell, The Way of an Eagle

David Tanner (Independent Scholar - Europe)
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Ethel M. Dell’s first British publication in book form, The Way of an Eagle, was her twenty eighth out of a total of ninety-eight published titles and a significant financial success. Narrational tensions and the excessive use of superlatives and multiple sub-plots appear throughout the breathless narrative, with Dell continually wrong-footing her readers, adding complexity to an already non-prototypical narrative.

The hundred and five-thousand-word work is divided into five parts and fifty-six short chapters, all with cliff-hanger endings. A story-telling skill is displayed and Dell leaves a trail of snippets that has the reader eager to progress, but she never tells the whole story until the conclusion o…

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Citation: Tanner, David. "The Way of an Eagle". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 17 June 2022 [, accessed 23 March 2023.]

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