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1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die

1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die

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Edited by Dr Peter Boxall

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  • Publisher: UNIVERSE PUBLISHING
  • Format: Hardback | 960 pages
  • Dimensions: 173mm x 213mm x 64mm | 1,973g
  • Publication date: 23 March 2010
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0789320398
  • ISBN 13: 9780789320391
  • Edition: Revised
  • Edition statement: Revised, Updated ed.
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations, colour illustrations, frontispiece
  • Sales rank: 180,779

Product description

A newly revised and updated guide to the world's best literature--all at your fingertips. 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. Addictive, browsable, knowledgeable--"1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die" is 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.