1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die: You Must Read Before You Die

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Octopus, Jan 10, 2012 - Reference - 960 pages
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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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User Review  - dooney - LibraryThing

Attractive. Short reviews, some better than others, certainly entertaining. I love lists, and this is a list. Whether or not it has any authority beyond that is beside the point. I'm sure that it has lead me to some things I wouldn't have otherwise discovered, and will again. Read full review

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User Review  - Atsa - LibraryThing

The summaries in here are a little short for my taste but it is a humongous book as it is, so I guess they cant physically make it bigger or the binding would fall apart. Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Peter Boxall is a senior lecturer in English Literature at the University of Sussex. He has published widely on drama and twentieth-century fiction and contributes regularly to journals such as The Yearbook of English Studies. He has recently published a Reader's Guide to Samuel Beckett's drama and current projects include co-editing The Year's Work in Critical and Cultural Theory, Don DeLillo: The Possibility of Fiction and a monograph on contemporary fiction, Since Beckett.

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