1001 Books

1001 Books : You Must Read Before You Die

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From "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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 960 pages
  • 164 x 206 x 60mm | 1,941.4g
  • Octopus Publishing Group
  • Cassell Illustrated
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 800 full colour illustrations
  • 1844034178
  • 9781844034178
  • 312,054

About Peter Boxall

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.show more

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.show more

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