Lives of the Novelists: A History of Fiction in 294 Lives download free [PDF and Ebook] by John Sutherland

Lives of the Novelists: A History of Fiction in 294 Lives download free [PDF and Ebook] by John Sutherland year 2012
  • Book name: Lives of the Novelists: A History of Fiction in 294 Lives
  • Author: John Sutherland
  • Release date: 2012/3/13
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Biography
  • ISBN: 9780300179477
  • Rating: 9.79 of 10
  • Votes: 713
  • Review by: Bruce Herron
  • Review rating: 9.11 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/14
  • Total pages: 832
  • Includes a PDF summary of 95 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: No previous author has attempted a book such as this: a complete history of novels written in the English language, from the genre's seventeenth-century origins to the present day. In the spirit of Dr. Johnson's Lives of the Poets, acclaimed critic and scholar John Sutherland selects 294 writers whose works illustrate the best of every kind of fiction-from gothic, penny dreadful, and pornography to fantasy, romance, and high literature. Each author was chosen, Professor Sutherland explains, because his or her books are well worth reading and are likely to remain so for at least another century. Sutherland presents these authors in chronological order, in each case deftly combining a lively and informative biographical sketch with an opinionated assessment of the writer's work. Taken together, these novelists provide both a history of the novel and a guide to its rich variety. Always entertaining, and sometimes shocking, Sutherland considers writers as diverse as Daniel Defoe, Henry James, James Joyce, Edgar Allan Poe, Virginia Woolf, Michael Crichton, Jeffrey Archer, and Jacqueline Susann. Written for all lovers of fiction, Lives of the Novelists succeeds both as introduction and re-introduction, as Sutherland presents favorite and familiar novelists in new ways and transforms the less favored and less familiar through his relentlessly fascinating readings.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 43H26M55S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Biography: Literary, Literary Studies: General, Biography: General, Media, Information & Communication Industries
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  • Format: Hardback
  • Approximate value: 79.40 USD
  • Dimensions: 178x254x51mm
  • Weight: 1,588g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: New Haven, CT, United States

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