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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.

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In this attractive compendium, each book is presented with brief biographical information about the author and a one-column summary of the work in terms of its content and importance. An abundance of illustrations, primarily photos of authors but also including book jackets and movie stills, help engage both casual and serious readers--even those who hate lists or might feel inclined to quibble with the selections. The writing is by approximately 100 critics and academics whose contributions have been brought together by editors Peter Boxall (English literature, U. of Sussex, UK) and historical fiction writer Peter Ackroyd. Universe Publishing is an imprint of Rizzoli. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Dr. Peter Boxall is a lecturer in English Literature at the University of Sussex. He has published widely on twentieth and twenty-first century fiction and drama.

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Incredible!!! Pictures of original book covers, photos of authors rarely seen, and blurbs of interest about each different book/author. Enthralling to read. Any bibliophiles dream of a book!! I just LOVE it!!
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