The Resource Lives of the novelists : a history of fiction in 294 lives, John Sutherland

Lives of the novelists : a history of fiction in 294 lives, John Sutherland

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Lives of the novelists : a history of fiction in 294 lives
Title
Lives of the novelists
Title remainder
a history of fiction in 294 lives
Statement of responsibility
John Sutherland
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Language
eng
Summary
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
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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1938-
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Sutherland, John
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • English fiction
  • Novelists, English
  • American fiction
  • Novelists
  • Fiction
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Lives of the novelists : a history of fiction in 294 lives, John Sutherland
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Publication
Note
  • "First published in Great Britain in 2011 by Profile Books Ltd."--T.p. verso
  • Includes index
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
xiii, 818 p.
Isbn
9780300179477
Lccn
2011938846
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn759174334
  • (OCoLC)759174334
Label
Lives of the novelists : a history of fiction in 294 lives, John Sutherland
Publication
Note
  • "First published in Great Britain in 2011 by Profile Books Ltd."--T.p. verso
  • Includes index
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
xiii, 818 p.
Isbn
9780300179477
Lccn
2011938846
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn759174334
  • (OCoLC)759174334

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