1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die

1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die

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  • Publisher: Cassell Illustrated
  • Format: Paperback | 960 pages
  • Dimensions: 162mm x 208mm x 58mm | 1,941g
  • Publication date: 1 October 2012
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1844037401
  • ISBN 13: 9781844037407
  • Edition statement: New edition.
  • Sales rank: 39,909

Product description

Completely revised and updated to include the most up-to-date selections, this is a bold and bright reference book to the novels and the writers that have excited the world's imagination. This authoritative selection of novels, reviewed by an international team of writers, critics, academics, and journalists, provides a new take on world classics and a reliable guide to what's hot in contemporary fiction. Featuring more than 700 illustrations and photographs, presenting quotes from individual novels and authors, and completely revised for 2012, this is the ideal book for everybody who loves reading.

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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, Cloud Altas and many many more