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The Novel 100 A Ranking of the Greatest Novels of All Time by Daniel S. Burt

The Novel 100 A Ranking of the Greatest Novels of All Time


The Novel 100 A Ranking of the Greatest Novels of All Time by Daniel S. Burt

Which novels are truly great, and why? The Novel 100, Revised Edition is a unique reference that profiles great novels drawn from all cultures and periods of literature. Each entry provides a plot summary and assessment of a particular novel, with an emphasis on facts about the novel's creation, critical reception, and contribution to literary history. For this revised edition, Daniel S. Burt has reevaluated the original list and added entries on 25 additional novels, including Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale, Jane Austen's Persuasion, Charles Dickens's David Copperfield, Philip Roth's American Pastoral, and Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children. Featuring an index and a helpful bibliography, The Novel 100, Revised Edition is sure to engage readers in a spirited discussion of literary values.

About the Author

Daniel S. Burt holds a Ph.D. from New York University. He was the Associate Dean of the College at Wesleyan University and has taught literature courses for 30 years at New York University, Wesleyan University, Trinity College, and the University of Massachusetts. He is the academic director of a summer study program in Ireland and the author of The Drama 100 and The Literary 100, Revised Edition, both for Facts On File. Burt is also the author of The Chronology of American Literature and The Biography Book.

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Publication date

15th July 2010


Daniel S. Burt

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Chelsea House Publishers


632 pages


Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers



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