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The lives of the novelists : a history of fiction in 294 lives

Author: John Sutherland
Publisher: London : Profile Books, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the most complete history of fiction in English ever published. The book provides the lives of some 294 novelists writing in English, from the genre's seventeenth-century origins to the present day. Arranged in chronological order the novelist's lives are opinionated, informative, frequently funny and often shocking.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Sutherland
ISBN: 9781846681608 184668160X
OCLC Number: 841186486
Notes: Originally published: 2011.
Includes index.
Description: pages cm
Responsibility: John Sutherland.

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Presents the complete history of fiction in English. This book shows the changing forms of the genre, and how the aspirations of authors to divert and sometimes to educate their readers, has in some  Read more...

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The funniest book I've read all year ... it's a riot ... Novelists in Professor Sutherland's hands are, above all, lively company * Evening Standard * FT Books of the Year: The fruit of decades of Read more...

 
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