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The Novel 100

The Novel 100 Author Daniel S. Burt
ISBN-10 0816078602
Release 2010
Pages 625
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Rates and evaluates one hundred noteworthy novels, from the medieval Japanese "Tale of Genji" to contemporary works, and provides summaries, details about their origins, critical opinions, and an account of their impact.

The Literature 100

The Literature 100 Author Daniel S. Burt
ISBN-10 9781438127064
Release 2008-01-01
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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 Novel 100 Daniel s Burt 2010

The Novel 100  Daniel s  Burt  2010 Author Fact on File, Inc
Release 2010-06-10
Pages 640
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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.

The Drama 100

The Drama 100 Author Daniel S. Burt
ISBN-10 0816060738
Release 2008
Pages 612
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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.

One hundred most influential books ever written

One hundred most influential books ever written Author Martin Seymour-Smith
ISBN-10 1567316786
Release 2004
Pages 498
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One hundred most influential books ever written has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from One hundred most influential books ever written also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full One hundred most influential books ever written book for free.

                                                                                                Author Френсис Фицджеральд
ISBN-10 9785457911741
Release 2017-09-05
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Фрэнсис Скотт Фицджеральд (1896–1940) – американский писатель и сценарист, классик американской литературы.Предлагаемый читателям психологический роман «Великий Гэтсби» (1925) нравственно развенчивает безоглядное восприятие «американской мечты» – идеи социального преуспеяния личности.Неадаптированный текст на языке оригинала снабжен постраничным комментарием и словарем.


Deliverance Author James Dickey
ISBN-10 0307483703
Release 2008-11-19
Pages 288
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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.


Ragtime Author E.L. Doctorow
ISBN-10 9780307762948
Release 2010-11-17
Pages 336
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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.

1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die

1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die Author Peter Boxall
ISBN-10 1743364520
Release 2015-04-01
Pages 960
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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.

The History and Adventures of the Renowned Don Quixote

The History and Adventures of the Renowned Don Quixote Author Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
ISBN-10 9780820324302
Release 2003
Pages 942
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"Smollett's Don Quixote first appeared in 1755 and was for many years the most popular English-language version of Cervantes's masterpiece. However, soon after the start of the nineteenth century, its reputation began to suffer. Rival translators, literary hucksters, and careless scholars initiated or fed a variety of charges against Smollett - even plagiarism. For almost 130 years no publisher risked reprinting it.".

Midnight s Children

Midnight s Children Author Salman Rushdie
ISBN-10 9780307367754
Release 2010-12-31
Pages 560
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Saleem Sinai is born at the stroke of midnight on August 15, 1947, the very moment of India’s independence. Greeted by fireworks displays, cheering crowds, and Prime Minister Nehru himself, Saleem grows up to learn the ominous consequences of this coincidence. His every act is mirrored and magnified in events that sway the course of national affairs; his health and well-being are inextricably bound to those of his nation; his life is inseparable, at times indistinguishable, from the history of his country. Perhaps most remarkable are the telepathic powers linking him with India’s 1,000 other “midnight’s children,” all born in that initial hour and endowed with magical gifts. This novel is at once a fascinating family saga and an astonishing evocation of a vast land and its people–a brilliant incarnation of the universal human comedy. Midnight’s Children stands apart as both an epochal work of fiction and a brilliant performance by one of the great literary voices of our time. From the Trade Paperback edition.


Unshakeable Author Tony Robbins
ISBN-10 9781501164583
Release 2017-02-28
Pages 256
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Guides readers on the path to financial freedom, discussing how to not only weather but gain from fluctuations in the stock market, how to get more out of a 401k, and how to avoid paying hidden fees.

The Handy Literature Answer Book

The Handy Literature Answer Book Author Daniel S. Burt
ISBN-10 1578596351
Release 2018-07
Pages 450
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From the legends of Gilgamesh to the modern memoir, storytelling and reading are an integral part of our lives. Great literature can shape and form thoughts and opinions as well as influence politics and predict the future. Reading can truly enrich lives, but it is not necessarily easy to get the most out of a great work of literature. The Handy Literature Answer Book: Understand and Enjoy Meanings, Symbolism, and Signs in Great Works is an engaging look at literature basics such as themes, symbols, context, and other literary devices. Various literary forms, including novels, poems, plays, short stories, and nonfiction, are analyzed. Hundreds of great works are used as illustrative examples. It deciphers and analyzes great works through in-depth answers to nearly 400 common questions, including How is reading literature different from other kinds of reading?" "How do you recognize the difference between story and plot in a short story?" and "What defines a novel?"

The Witches

The Witches Author Roald Dahl
ISBN-10 9781101662977
Release 2007-08-16
Pages 208
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From the bestselling author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The BFG! This is not a fairy tale. This is about real witches. Grandmamma loves to tell about witches. Real witches are the most dangerous of all living creatures on earth. There's nothing they hate so much as children, and they work all kinds of terrifying spells to get rid of them. Her grandson listens closely to Grandmamma's stories—but nothing can prepare him for the day he comes face-to-face with The Grand High Witch herself! From the Trade Paperback edition.

The lifetime reading plan

The lifetime reading plan Author Clifton Fadiman
ISBN-10 0062730649
Release 1988-07
Pages 291
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Now in print for almost 40 years, The New Lifetime Reading Plan provides readers with brief, informative, and entertaining introductions to more than 130 classics of world literature. From Homer to Hawthorne, Plato to Pascal, and Shakespeare to Solzhenitsyn, the great writers of Western civilization can be found in its pages. In addition, this new edition offers a much broader representation of women authors, such as Charlotte Bronte, Emily Dickinson, and Edith Wharton, as well as non-Western writers such as Confucius, Sun-Tzu, Chinua Achebe, Mishima Yukio, and many others. This fourth edition also features a simpler format that arranges the works chronologically in five sections (The Ancient World; 300-1600; 1600-1800; 1800-1900; and The 20th Century), making them easier to look up than ever before. It deserves a place in the libraries of all lovers of literature.

The Golden Bowl

The Golden Bowl Author Henry James
ISBN-10 9783736806863
Release 2018-04-25
Pages 819
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The Golden Bowl is a novel by Henry James. Set in England, this complex, intense study of marriage and adultery completes what some critics have called the "major phase" of James' career. The Golden Bowl explores the tangle of interrelationships between a father and daughter and their respective spouses. The novel focuses deeply and almost exclusively on the consciousness of the central characters, with sometimes obsessive detail but also with powerful insight. The title is a quotation from Ecclesiastes 12:6, "...or the golden bowl be broken, ...then shall the dust return to the earth as it was". In the broadest sense of the term, The Golden Bowl is a novel of education. Maggie gradually sheds her childish naivete and grows into a capable woman who saves her marriage by dexterous handling of a potentially explosive situation. She realizes that she can't remain dependent on her father but must accept adult responsibilities in her marriage. Amerigo is portrayed as a European snob and far from scrupulous. But he comes to respect Maggie as she works to save their marriage. He had previously regarded Maggie and Adam as little more than "good children, bless their hearts, and the children of good children." It is unclear how much Adam knows of the situation, but he appears wise and understanding of his daughter's plan for the two couples to separate. Charlotte is a dazzlingly beautiful woman, but she may be a little "stupid," as the Prince pronounces in a harsh final judgment. She ultimately appears more bewildered than self-possessed.

The Biography Book

The Biography Book Author Daniel S. Burt
ISBN-10 1573562564
Release 2001
Pages 629
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From Marilyn to Mussolini, people captivate people. A&E's "Biography, " best-selling autobiographies, and biographical novels testify to the popularity of the genre. But where does one begin? Collected here are descriptions and evaluations of over 10,000 biographical works, including books of fact and fiction, biographies for young readers, and documentaries and movies, all based on the lives of over 500 historical figures from scientists and writers, to political and military leaders, to artists and musicians. Each entry includes a brief profile, autobiographical and primary sources, and recommended works. Short reviews describe the pertinent biographical works and offer insight into the qualities and special features of each title, helping readers to find the best biographical material available on hundreds of fascinating individuals.