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Diane Setterfield Writing Styles in The Thirteenth Tale

Diane Setterfield
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Style

Point of View

The point of view of this novel is first person. There are two narrators in the book. The first is Margaret Lea, a writer who has been hired to write Vida Winter's life story. The second is Vida Winter, who becomes the narrator when she tells the story about her family and her childhood. When Miss Winter tells her story, the narration appears to be that of a third person omniscient since Miss Winter never uses pronouns in the beginning of her story. However, as the story continues, it is clear that Miss Winter is speaking in the first person; she simply had not gotten to a point in which she, as a character, has a role in the story. Miss Winter is reciting her family history as it was told to her as a child. This is still first person, however, because Miss Winter is...

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