The Oxford Book of Literary Anecdotes

The Oxford Book of Literary Anecdotes

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Over a thousand years of memoirs, reminiscences, and letters are represented in this collection of almost 500 literary anecdotes. Here we encounter those famous for their wit and eccentricity, such as Johnson, Scott, Wilde, Shaw, and Henry James, as well as a host of minor writers with revealing tales to tell of their celebrated contemporaries. This book is intended for collectors of anthologies and lovers of literature; browsers and dippers; buyers of gifts.show more

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  • Paperback | 392 pages
  • 128 x 190 x 32mm | 281.23g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0192819364
  • 9780192819369

About James R. Sutherland

About the Editor: James Sutherland, formerly Lord Northcliffe Professor Modern Literature at London University, is the editor of The Oxford Book of English Talk and the author of numerous books about literature.show more

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