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How to be well read : a guide to 500 great novels and a handful of literary curiosities

Author: John Sutherland
Publisher: London : Random House Books, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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As the annual flow of novels grows ever greater, it's a hard job to keep up, let alone sort the wheat from the chaff. Fortunately John Sutherland is on hand to do precisely that for you, and in 500 wittily informative essays he introduces you to the very best of the world's fiction. There are imposing Victorian novels, entertaining contemporary thrillers and everything in between, from spy novels to romance. In each  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Bibliography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Sutherland
ISBN: 9781847946409 1847946402
OCLC Number: 880619009
Description: 516 pages ; 25 cm
Responsibility: John Sutherland.

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"500 expertly potted plots and personal comments on a wide range of pop and proper prose fiction." * The Times * "Generous, enjoyable and well informed." * Observer * "A dazzling array of genres, Read more...

 
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