1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die

1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die

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For discerning bibliophiles and readers who enjoy unforgettable classic literature, 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die is a trove of reviews covering a century of memorable writing. Each work of literature featured here is a seminal work key to understanding and appreciating the written word.The featured works have been handpicked by a team of international critics and literary luminaries, including Derek Attridge (world expert on James Joyce), Cedric Watts (renowned authority on Joseph Conrad and Graham Greene), Laura Marcus (noted Virginia Woolf expert), and David Mariott (poet and expert on African-American literature), among some twenty others.Addictive, browsable, knowledgeable--1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die will be a boon companion for anyone who loves good writing and an inspiration for anyone who is just beginning to discover a love of books. Each entry is accompanied by an authoritative yet opinionated critical essay describing the importance and influence of the work in question. Also included are publishing history and career details about the authors, as well as reproductions of period dust jackets and book designs.
Publisher: New York : Universe Pub., 2006
ISBN: 9780789313706
0789313707
Characteristics: 960 p. : ill. (some col.)
Additional Contributors: Boxall, Peter

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Yavin
Oct 03, 2016

A lot a good stuff in here. I've personally read (or listened to) 14 of the titles here in their entirety and partially read an additional 4. Heard of a lot of the titles (or of their movie counterparts). However there's a lot I hadn't heard about either.

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Liber_vermis
Jun 19, 2013

Unlike other titles in this series, "1001 Books" offers very few duds and many hidden gems. The 1001 books are organized by year of publication in century chapters. Most of the books, all novels, are given a half page outline including remarks about the author. More prominent authors and books receive a lavish 1-2 page presentation with cover and author photographs. Many French, German, Russian and other 'foreign' writers are included but information on English translations has not been provided. Title, author and general word indexes are provided.

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davidehinz
Jun 26, 2011

If you didn't go to college or went to college and did NOT study literature or history then read books like this.
It's a valued experience.

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JLwordplay
Apr 11, 2011

If you ever feel stuck as to what you should read next, take a look through this book. The genres are varied so that there is something for everyone, and the titles included may have you considering authors previously overlooked.

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