John Banville Writing Styles in Ancient Light

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Point of View

"Ancient LIght" is written in the first point of view, told by that of the main character, Alexander Cleave. The point of view of this novel is intimate, allowing a reader to connect closely with Alexander Cleave. The book written in this manner allows the reader to get inside the head, thoughts and inner struggles of Alexander. The point of view also allows the author to inject his own opinions into the narration and to expand on the events taking place around the other characters and the occurrences taking place.

Setting

The novel takes place in a small town in England, although the author or main character never states the name of the town. The novel takes place during the 19th or 20th century, but the time period is never specifically stated. The main characters are involved in the daily life of living with the secret...

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