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Prose Fiction: An Introduction to the Semiotics of Narrative
More info and resources at: https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0187


Chapter 1

Fig. 1.1

Collision of Costa Concordia, cropped (2012). By Roberto Vongher, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Collision_of_Costa_Concordia_5_crop.jpg


Fig. 1.2

El Ateneo Gran Splendid. A theatre converted into a bookshop. Buenos Aires, Argentina. Photo by Galio, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Buenos_Aires_-_Recoleta_-_El_Ateneo_ex_Grand_Splendid_2.JPG


Fig. 1.3

Boccaccio, Decameron: ‘The Story of the Marchioness of Montferrat,’ 15th century. Bibliothèque nationale de France, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Decameron_BNF_MS_Italien_63_f_22v.jpeg


Fig. 1.4

Title page of the first edition of Miguel de Cervantes’ Don Quixote (1605). Biblioteca Digital Hispánica, Public Domain, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Quixote#/media/File:El_ingenioso_hidalgo_don_Quijote_de_la_Mancha.jpg


Fig. 1.5

Semiotic model of narrative. By Ignasi Ribó, CC BY.


Fig. 1.6

Ernest Hemingway posing for a dust-jacket photo by Lloyd Arnold for the first edition of For Whom the Bell Tolls (1940), at Sun Valley Lodge, Idaho, 1939. By Lloyd Arnold, Public Domain, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:ErnestHemingway.jpg


Fig. 1.7

Semiotic model of narrative shown in speech bubbles. By Ignasi Ribó, CC BY.


Fig. 1.8

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London: The Making of Harry Potter. Photo by Karen Roe, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_Making_of_Harry_Potter_29-05-2012_(7528990230).jpg


Chapter 2

Fig. 2.1

Bust of Aristotle. Marble Roman copy after a Greek bronze original by Lysippos from 330 BC. Ludovisi Collection, photograph by Jastrow (2006), Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Aristotle_Altemps_Inv8575.jpg


Fig. 2.2

Diagram showing events interconnected by time only. By Ignasi Ribó, CC BY.


Fig. 2.3

Diagram showing events interconnected by time and cause. By Ignasi Ribó, CC BY.


Fig. 2.4

Diagram showing events interconnected by time and cause, with the order of events altered by emplotment. By Ignasi Ribó, CC BY.


Fig. 2.5

Miniature of St. George and the Dragon, ms. of Legenda aurea, Paris (1382). British Library Royal 19 B XVII, f. 109, Public Domain, https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/ef/St_George_Royal19BXVII_109.jpg


Fig. 2.6

Title page and portrait of Robinson Crusoe in the first edition of Daniel Defoe’s The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crosoe (1719). British Library, Ambre Troizat, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f1/The_life_and_Strange_Surprizing_Adventures_of_Robinson_Crosoe%2C_London%2C_1719.png


Fig. 2.7

Illustration of ‘Hansel and Gretel’ by Arthur Rackham (1909), Public Domain, https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d1/Hansel-and-gretel-rackham.jpg


Fig. 2.8

Oedipus and the Sphinx. Tondo of an Attic red-figure kylix, 480–470 BC. From Vulci. Photograph by Juan José Moral (2009), captured at Museo Gregoriano Etrusco, room XI, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Oidipous_sphinx_MGEt_16541_reconstitution.svg


Fig. 2.9

Schema of Freytag’s pyramid. By Ignasi Ribó, based on Gustav Freytag, Freytag’s Technique of the Drama: An Exposition of Dramatic Composition and Art, trans. by Elias J MacEvan (Charleston, SC: Bibliobazaar, 2009), CC BY.


Chapter 3

Fig. 3.1

Relationships between existents in the storyworld. By Ignasi Ribó, CC BY.


Fig. 3.2

Cover of an early German edition of Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis (Die Verwandlung, 1915), Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Kafka_Die_Verwandlung#/media/File:Kafka_Verwandlung_016.jpg


Fig. 3.3

Map of Middle Earth, the fantasy world of J. R. R. Tolkien’s novels. CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:World_map_.jpg


Fig. 3.4

Pit No. 10 of the Compagnie des mines de Béthune, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France (ca. 1910), Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sains-en-Gohelle_-_Fosse_n%C2%B0_10_-_10_bis_des_mines_de_B%C3%A9thune_(B).jpg


Fig. 3.5

Hogwarts Castle in the ride Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Universal Studios Islands of Adventure Orlando, Florida. Source: Marcos Becerra, CC BY 2.0, https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbecerra/6402825573


Fig. 3.6

‘The Art of Painting’ (1666–1668), oil on canvas by Jan Vermeer, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Jan_Vermeer_-_The_Art_of_Painting_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg


Fig. 3.7

Drawing of a wall barometer, Public Domain, https://pixabay.com/p-1297523


Fig. 3.8

Schema of verisimilitude in fiction and nonfiction. By Ignasi Ribó, CC BY.


Chapter 4

Fig. 4.1

Illustration of Lewis Carroll Alice in Wonderland (1865). By John Tenniel, Public Domain, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice%27s_Adventures_in_Wonderland#/media/File:Alice_par_John_Tenniel_02.png


Fig. 4.2

Fan art representing Lord Voldemort and Nagini, from the Harry Potter saga, made with charcoal, acrylics and watercolours. By Mademoiselle Ortie aka Elodie Tihange, CC BY 4.0, https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fichier:Lord_Voldemort.jpg


Fig. 4.3

‘Madame Hessel en robe rouge lisant’ (1905), oil on cardboard. By Édouard Vuillard, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:%C3%89douard_Vuillard_-_Madame_Hessel_en_robe_rouge_lisant_(1905).jpg


Fig. 4.4

‘Don Quixote and Sancho Panza at a crossroad,’ oil on canvas. By Wilhelm Marstrand (1810–1873), CC0 1.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wilhelm_Marstrand,_Don_Quixote_og_Sancho_Panza_ved_en_skillevej,_uden_datering_(efter_1847),_0119NMK,_Nivaagaards_Malerisamling.jpg


Fig. 4.5

Warner Bros. Studio Tour, London: The Making of Harry Potter. Source: Karen Roe, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_Making_of_Harry_Potter_29-05-2012_(7358054268).jpg


Fig. 4.6

‘Man without Qualities n°2’ (2005), oil and metal on canvas. By Erik Pevernagie, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Man_without_Qualities_n%C2%B02.jpg


Fig. 4.7

Portrait of Fyodor Dostoevsky by Vasily Petrov (1872). Tretyakov Gallery, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Фёдор_Михайлович_Достоевский#/media/File:Dostoevsky_1872.jpg


Chapter 5

Fig. 5.1

Édouard Frédéric Wilhelm Richter, Scheherazade (before 1913), Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Edouard_Frederic_Wilhelm_Richter_-_Scheherazade.jpg


Fig. 5.2

First-edition cover of The Catcher in the Rye (1951) by J. D. Salinger, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_Catcher_in_the_Rye_(1951,_first_edition_cover).jpg


Fig. 5.3

Promotional still from the 1941 film The Maltese Falcon, published in the National Board of Review Magazine, p. 12, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Maltese-Falcon-Tell-the-Truth-1941.jpg


Fig. 5.4

Theatre scene: two women making a call on a witch (all three of them wear theatre masks). Roman mosaic from the Villa del Cicerone in Pompeii, now in the Museo Archeologico Nazionale (Naples). By Dioscorides of Samos, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pompeii_-_Villa_del_Cicerone_-_Mosaic_-_MAN.jpg


Fig. 5.5

Illustration of Nikolai Gogol’s short story ‘Diary of a Madman’ (1835) by Ilya Repin, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Repin_IE-Illustraciya-Zapiski-sumasshedshego-Gogol_NV4.jpg


Chapter 6

Fig. 6.1

First page of the Book of Genesis in the Gutenberg Bible, Public Domain, https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gutenberg-Bibel#/media/File:Gutenberg_Bible_B42_Genesis.JPG


Fig. 6.2

Facsimile of the first draft of Gustave Flaubert’s short story ‘A Simple Heart’ (Paris: Edition Conard des Oeuvres Complètes, 1910), Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Gustave_Flaubert_-_Trois_Contes,_page_66.jpg


Fig. 6.3

A depiction of a pig dressed as a human capitalist to illustrate George Orwell’s Animal Farm. By Carl Glover, CC BY 2.0, https://www.flickr.com/photos/34239598@N00/16143409811


Chapter 7

Fig. 7.1

Harriet Beecher Stowe, Uncle Tom’s Cabin (Boston: John P. Jewett, 1852), Internet Archive Book Images, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Uncle_Tom%27s_cabin_-_or,_life_among_the_lowly_(1852)_(14586176090).jpg


Fig. 7.2

‘Young Woman Drawing’ (1801), oil on canvas by Marie-Denise Villers depicting an independent feminine spirit (possibly a self-portrait), Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Villers_Young_Woman_Drawing.jpg


Fig. 7.3

Mural of Frantz Fanon, author of The Wretched of the Earth, Public Domain, https://www.flickr.com/photos/montrealprotest/19582249739


Fig. 7.4

Poster depicting Big Brother’s slogan from George Orwell’s dystopian novel 1984. By Frederic Guimont, Free Art Licence, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cropped-big-brother-is-watching-1984.png


Fig. 7.5

Oscar Wilde (1884), photographic print on card mount: albume. By Napoleon Sarony, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:A_Wilde_time_3.jpg