Gwendoline Riley Writing Styles in First Love: A Novel

Gwendoline Riley
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Point of View

This novel is written entirely from the limited, first person point of view of Neve. This highly limited point of view never wavers in the book, and becomes an important aspect of the story. The novel centers on Neve's emotional destruction as a result of staying with Edwyn, and she spends much time in the past, reflecting on the steps she took in her life that led to Edwyn. The arguments readers engage with between the couple are entirely from Neve's point of view. Readers learn how she feels before, during, and after these hurtful conversations. However, readers get very few glimpses into Edwyn's perspective. There is very little information about his internal feelings, or, most importantly, about Neve's true behaviors and words. Because this novel is written solely from Neve's perspective, readers do not learn of how her actions towards others may create aggressive...

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