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    1001 Books: You Must Read Before You Die (Paperback) By (author) Peter Boxall


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    DescriptionFrom "The Alchemist" to "Thus Spake Zarathustra" and Achebe to Zola, "1001 Books" offers concise critical insights into the books and the writers that have excited the imagination of the world. It offers reviews, author biographies, plot and character assessments and historical information on those books considered the most important, compelling, or simply the best fiction ever written. Whether classics, novels, thrillers, science fictions, or romances, you will never again be stuck for what to read next or how to find the next great book from an author. In the style of the phenomenally successful "1001 Movies", this is an incisive guide to the books that have had a real impact - whether in the form of critical acclaim or as cult classics. It is an eclectic selection by a superb international team of writers and critics, a provides a new take on old classics and is a guide to what's hot in the huge contemporary fiction market. It is also an ideal reference for anyone who loves to read.

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    1001 Books
    You Must Read Before You Die
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Peter Boxall
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 960
    Width: 161 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 55 mm
    Weight: 1,909 g
    ISBN 13: 9781844034178
    ISBN 10: 1844034178

    BIC subject category V2: GBC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T18.5
    BIC subject category V2: DSK
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2AB
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BISAC V2.8: LIT000000, LIT012000
    DC22: 809.3
    BIC subject category V2: DSR
    BISAC V2.8: LIT004130
    Thema V1.0: GBC, DSK, DSR
    Illustrations note
    800 full colour illustrations
    Octopus Publishing Group
    Imprint name
    Cassell Illustrated
    Publication date
    09 March 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Dr Peter Boxall is a lecturer in English Literature at the University of Sussex. He has published widely on 20th and 21st century fiction and drama. His publications include a reader's guide to 'Waiting for Godot' and 'Endgame', and a book on DeLillo entitled Don DeLillo: the Possibility of Fiction. He is currently writing a book about the influence of Samuel Beckett's work on contemporary fiction. He lives and works in Brighton.
    Table of contents
    Includes; * I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings; Maya Angelou; * Pride and Prejudice; Jane Austen; * Memoirs of A Dutiful Daughter; Simone De Beavoir; * Waiting for Godot; Samuel Beckett; * 100 Years of Solitude; Gabriel Garcia Marquez; * Jane Eyre; Charlotte Bronte; * Naked Lunch; William S. Burroughs; * James and the Giant Peach; Roald Dahl; * Crime and Punishment; Fyoder Dostoyevsky; * The Sound and the Fury; William faulkner; * Interpretation of Dreams; Sigmund Freud; * The Chronicles of Narnia; C.S. Lewis.