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The Novel 100

Author : Daniel S. Burt
ISBN : 0816078599
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Praise for the previous edition: "...provides interesting introductions to these great works..."—American Reference Books Annual "Fiction lovers...will be delighted...provoke[s] debate over literary values and encourage[s] deep reading of literature...Highly recommended..."—Library Journal Which novels are truly great, and why? The Novel 100, Revised Edition is a unique reference that profiles great novels drawn from all cultures and periods of literature. Each entry provides a plot summary and assessment of a particular novel, with an emphasis on facts about the novel's creation, critical reception, and contribution to literary history. For this revised edition, Daniel S. Burt has reevaluated the original list and added entries on 25 additional novels, including Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale, Jane Austen's Persuasion, Charles Dickens's David Copperfield, Philip Roth's American Pastoral, and Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children. Featuring an index and a helpful bibliography, The Novel 100, Revised Edition is sure to engage readers in a spirited discussion of literary values. Among the works selected are: Don Quixote (Miguel de Cervantes) The Dream of the Red Chamber (Cao Xuequin) The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald) In Search of Lost Time (Marcel Proust) Invisible Man (Ralph Ellison) One Hundred Years of Solitude (Gabriel García Márquez) Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen) The Scarlet Letter (Nathaniel Hawthorne) The Stranger (Albert Camus) Their Eyes Were Watching God (Zora Neale Hurston) Things Fall Apart (Chinua Achebe) Ulysses (James Joyce) War and Peace (Leo Tolstoy) Wuthering Heights (Emily Brontë).

The Literature 100

Author : Daniel S. Burt
ISBN : 9781438127064
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Here is the revised and expanded edition of Daniel S. Burt's fascinating assessment of the 100 most influential novelists, playwrights, and poets of all times and cultures now with 25 additional entries and some reassessments as well as 25 new black-and-white photographs and illustrations. From Doris Lessing and Gabriel Garc a M rquez to Homer and Marcel Proust, the entries provide a compelling, accessible introduction to significant writers of world literature. All of the writers selected have helped to redefine literature, establishing a standard with which succeeding generations of writers and readers have had to contend. The ranking attempts to discern, from the broadest possible perspective, what makes a literary artist great and how that greatness can be measured and compared. Each profile distills the essence of the writer's career and character to help prompt consideration of literary merit and relationships by the reader.

The Drama 100

Author : Daniel S. Burt
ISBN : 0816060738
Genre : Drama
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Presents literary criticism of one hundred plays of world literature, providing plot summaries for each play, a profile of the author, and an assessment of the play's characters and major themes.

The Novel 100 Daniel S Burt 2010

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Afforded the opportunity to add an additional 25 books to my ranking of the greatest novels of all times, I have undertaken a full-scale review of The Novel [1]00 rather than simply promote the most deserving candidates from the honorable mentions list. Rarely is an author given a “do-over,” and more than ve years after the initial conception of The Novel [1]00, I have been allowed to test my rst choices from my current perspective, while adding another 25 titles to the mix. In making my choice and arranging the ranking, I have been guided, as with the original edition of The Novel [1]00, by a self-imposed selection criteria to try to identify the novels that have exerted the strongest impact, that have changed or altered the form in signi cant ways, and, based on critical con- sensus and the test of time, that continue to deliver importance, relevance, and enjoyment years, decades, or centuries after publication. Among the new entries selected, nine are additional works by novelists already represented—Austen, Defoe, Dickens, Eliot, Faulkner, Lawrence, Nabokov, Stendhal, and Woolf—that have allowed me to increase consider- ation of the range and achievement of these superb writers. The remaining 6 novels represent works published between 73 (Manon Lescaut by Abbé Prévost) and 997 (American Pastoral by Philip Roth) and originate from 2 different countries—Austria, Brazil, Britain, Canada, China, Czechoslova- kia, France, India, Japan, Russia, Trinidad, and the United States. All of the novels selected are more than able to withstand a comparison with the great- est of the form, and I hope, by including them in the ranking, I have given readers a chance to reencounter old favorites and possibly make some new acquaintances as well. As to the ranking, I will let the changes I have made stand on their own without speci c comment, only to say that any such ranking is of course sub- jective and unstable over time. To the great chagrin of my students, I often comment that you need to reread the greatest works of literature perhaps every ve years, not because they change but because you do. Since rst mak- ing my choices and rankings for The Novel [1]00 six years ago, I have become, x THE NOVEL 00 if not a better reader, at least a different one, and my decisions re ect that (for better or worse). The ranking of greatest novels of all time may appear to some as misguided and foolish in the extreme—too much subjectivity masquerading as objective truth—but it has been done primarily to provoke consideration and comparison of literary greatness to further appreciate the achievement that is on display in these 25 novels.


Author : E.L. Doctorow
ISBN : 9780307762948
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Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all time Published in 1975, Ragtime changed our very concept of what a novel could be. An extraordinary tapestry, Ragtime captures the spirit of America in the era between the turn of the century and the First World War. The story opens in 1906 in New Rochelle, New York, at the home of an affluent American family. One lazy Sunday afternoon, the famous escape artist Harry Houdini swerves his car into a telephone pole outside their house. And almost magically, the line between fantasy and historical fact, between real and imaginary characters, disappears. Henry Ford, Emma Goldman, J. P. Morgan, Evelyn Nesbit, Sigmund Freud, and Emiliano Zapata slip in and out of the tale, crossing paths with Doctorow's imagined family and other fictional characters, including an immigrant peddler and a ragtime musician from Harlem whose insistence on a point of justice drives him to revolutionary violence.

One Hundred Most Influential Books Ever Written

Author : Martin Seymour-Smith
ISBN : 1567316786
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Author : James Dickey
ISBN : 0307483703
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The setting is the Georgia wilderness, where the states most remote white-water river awaits. In the thundering froth of that river, in its echoing stone canyons, four men on a canoe trip discover a freedom and exhilaration beyond compare. And then, in a moment of horror, the adventure turns into a struggle for survival as one man becomes a human hunter who is offered his own harrowing deliverance. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Lord Of The Flies

Author : William Golding
ISBN : 9781101993224
Genre : Fiction
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William Golding’s unforgettable classic of boyhood adventure and the savagery of humanity comes to Penguin Classics in a stunning Graphic Deluxe Edition with a new foreword by Lois Lowry As provocative today as when it was first published in 1954, Lord of the Flies continues to ignite passionate debate with its startling, brutal portrait of human nature. William Golding’s compelling story about a group of very ordinary boys marooned on a coral island has been labeled a parable, an allegory, a myth, a morality tale, a parody, a political treatise, and even a vision of the apocalypse. But above all, it has earned its place as one of the indisputable classics of the twentieth century for readers of any age. This Penguin Classics Graphic Deluxe Edition features an array of special features to supplement the novel, including a foreword by Lois Lowry, an introduction by Stephen King, an essay by E. M. Forster, an essay on teaching and reading the novel and suggestions for further exploration by scholar Jennifer Buehler, and an extended note by E. L. Epstein, the publisher of the first American paperback edition of Lord of the Flies. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

100 Greatest Literary Detectives

Author : Eric Sandberg
ISBN : 9781442278233
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This book identifies the most noteworthy sleuths from around the world, outlining the distinctive features of the detective, his or her approach to crime solving, and highlights of their fictional careers. A case is made for each detective’s greatness based on literary importance, novelty, uniqueness, aesthetic quality, and cultural resonance.

1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die

Author : Peter Boxall
ISBN : 1743364520
Genre : Best books
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Delve into the pages of this sumptuously illustrated book and take a tour of the greatest novels that the world has to offer. Read and enjoy.

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