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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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"...a fascinating guide to some of the most significant books ever
published." -- Daily Mail - Weekend Supplement
"Cleverly illustrated and intelligently compiled..."
-- Saga Magazine
"The only books you ever really need to read...it's like a library
in your pocket - dip into it and feel smugly well informed" -- Tatler
"This is an invaluable guide." -- Easy Living
"Truly is the ideal book for everyone who loves to read." -- Newton & Go borne Guardia
"Truly is the ideal book for everyone who loves to read."
-- Warrington Guardian
"Try this book of suggestions from more than 100 critics." -- The Seattle Times
a hefty compendium of enthusiastic recommendations
this will reside by my bedside for years to come --The Week
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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