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How to be Well Read A Guide to 567 Essential Novels

by John Sutherland

eBooks of the Month Modern and Classic Literary Fiction The Real World

How to be Well Read A Guide to 567 Essential Novels Synopsis

His taste is impressively catholic: an appreciation of The Ambassadors is immediately followed by a consideration of American Psycho. War and Peace, Heat and Dust and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory all make an appearance. There are imposing Victorian novels, entertaining contemporary thrillers and everything in between, from spy novels to romance. In each case a sense of the flavour of the novel is brilliantly evoked and a compelling case made for why it should be a candidate for the bookshelf or bedside table. The end result is both a wonderful dip-in book and a virtual history of the novel.

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ISBN: 9781847946409
Publication date: 08/05/2014
Publisher: Random House Books an imprint of Cornerstone
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781847946409
Publication date: 8th May 2014
Author: John Sutherland
Publisher: Random House Books an imprint of Cornerstone
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 528 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction, The Real World,
Categories: Literary reference works,

About John Sutherland

John Sutherland has been a professor of literature for a long time and in many places. Currently he teaches at the California Institute of Technology and is the emeritus Lord Northcliffe Professor at UCL. He is the author of numerous books, including the puzzle-collection Is Heathcliff a Murderer? (probably, yes) and the encyclopedic Longman Companion to Victorian Fiction. In recent years he has written voluminously on a variety of literary and non-literary topics in, principally, the Guardian and the Financial Times.

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