Earl Hamner Jr. Writing Styles in Spencer's Mountain

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Point of View

The novel is written in the third person point of view with an authorial voice. The novel is told, not with a character as narrator, but with the author as the narrator. While the author knows the thoughts and feelings of each of his characters, he does not write in such a way that the reader feels as though the characters are telling their own story. The author keeps the reader at something of a distance in order to tell not only the characters' story, but to tell the story of New Dominion and the culture in which these people live.

The point of view of the novel is a little unusual as compared to modern literature. However, the author has a storytelling style that is laid back, that is down home, just like his characters. The author tells his story from many points of view...

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