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    DescriptionThey're called the classics for good reason. Whether they're a work of wacky imagination, a piercing insight into social and cultural traditions at the time of writing, or simply a fantastically absorbing story, all the books featured in 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die have come about out of people's desires to communicate a story, a message or a lesson. From much loved tales to off-beat cult fiction and the timeless classics of the nineteenth century, discover the influences on the authors, plots and characters of the books that really should make up part, if not all, of your library.Battle orks with Frodo and Aragorn in Middle Earth, go on the road with Kerouac in search of freedom, get involved with questions of gender and androgyny with Orlando, immerse yourself into the full and expansive portrait of India created by Seth in A Suitable Boy and enter the world of Christoper Boone in his touching and amusing quest to find the killer of his neighbour's pet dog. All of these books, and many more are reviewed with fresh perspectives in terms of plot, the ideas that they bring out and why they deserve, above others, to be recommended and read.


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    Title
    1001 Books
    Subtitle
    You Must Read Before You Die
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Peter Boxall
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 960
    Width: 164 mm
    Height: 207 mm
    Thickness: 58 mm
    Weight: 1,915 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781844036141
    ISBN 10: 1844036146
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T2.0
    BIC subject category V2: GBCR
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15720
    Libri: ENGM1810
    BISAC V2.8: REF004000
    DC22: 011
    Thema V1.0: GBCR
    Edition
    8000
    Edition statement
    updated edition.
    Illustrations note
    100
    Publisher
    Octopus Publishing Group
    Imprint name
    Cassell Illustrated
    Publication date
    15 April 2008
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Peter Ackroyd is well known for writing historical fiction. His awards are numerous, including the Guardian Fiction Prize, Whitbread Biography Award, Royal Society of Literature William Heinemman Award and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize to name but a few. He has written biographies on T.S. Eliot, Charles Dickens and more and also holds a C.B.E for services to literature. London
    Table of contents
    A selection of the greatest contemporary and classic books you should read including: Aesop's Fables, Little Women, The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Wuthering Heights, Jane Eyre, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Bleak House, Crime and Punishment, Arcadia, Foucault's Pendulum, On the Road, The Cider House Rules, The Good Soldier, The Water-Babies, Brighton Rock, A Room with a View, American Psycho, A Clockwork Orange, Kidnapped, Uncle Tom's Cabin, The Invisible Sons, The Passion, Sexing the Cherry, La Bete Humaine and many many more