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1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die

1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die

Hardback

Edited by Dr Peter Boxall, Preface by Peter Ackroyd

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  • Publisher: Universe Publishing(NY)
  • Format: Hardback | 960 pages
  • Dimensions: 170mm x 216mm x 61mm | 2,064g
  • Publication date: 7 March 2006
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0789313707
  • ISBN 13: 9780789313706
  • Illustrations note: ILLUSTRATIONS THROUGHOUT
  • Sales rank: 325,867

Product description

For discerning bibliophiles and readers who enjoy unforgettable classic literature, 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die is a trove of reviews covering a century of memorable writing. Each work of literature featured here is a seminal work key to understanding and appreciating the written word.The featured works have been handpicked by a team of international critics and literary luminaries, including Derek Attridge (world expert on James Joyce), Cedric Watts (renowned authority on Joseph Conrad and Graham Greene), Laura Marcus (noted Virginia Woolf expert), and David Mariott (poet and expert on African-American literature), among some twenty others.Addictive, browsable, knowledgeable--1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die will be a boon companion for anyone who loves good writing and an inspiration for anyone who is just beginning to discover a love of books. Each entry is accompanied by an authoritative yet opinionated critical essay describing the importance and influence of the work in question. Also included are publishing history and career details about the authors, as well as reproductions of period dust jackets and book designs.

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Dr. Peter Boxall is a lecturer in English Literature at the University of Sussex. He has published widely on twentieth and twenty-first century fiction and drama.