Lives of the Novelists: A History of Fiction in 294 Lives

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Arranged in chronological order, the novelist's lives are opinionated, informative, frequently funny and often shocking. Professor Sutherland's authors come from all over the world; their writings illustrate every kind of fiction from gothic, penny dreadfuls and pornography to fantasy, romance and high literature.

The book shows the changing forms of the genre, and how the aspirations of authors to divert and sometimes to educate their readers, has in some respects radically changed over the centuries, and in others - such as their interest in sex and relationships - remained remarkably constant.

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The funniest book I've read all year ... it's a riot ... Novelists in Professor Sutherland's hands are, above all, lively company (Evening Standard 2011-11-10)

FT Books of the Year: The fruit of decades of reading and research... A witty, and enjoyably wide-ranging book. (Carl Wilkinson FT 2011-11-26)

Sutherland is perfect for this job - all pith and wit... He has made a tricky job look easy (The Dubliner 2011-10-13)

A bumper treat for fiction fanatics... drawn with incision and wit to make (for) exhilarating reading (Peter Lewis Daily Mail 2011-12-23)

Witty and humane... a wonderful book that it makes you want to slink off and ransack a well-stocked library. (Henry Hitchings FT 2011-10-29)

Pithy quotes and witty moments (Jonathan Bate Sunday Telegraph 2011-11-20)

Sutherland is good value: provocative, polymathic and well practised in the art of literary criticism. (Iain Finlayson Times 2011-12-19)

A modern take on a reassuringly ancient format... neatly interweaves stories of the lives of writers with quirky insights into their work... highly readable (Anne McElvoy New Statesman 2011-11-21)

Hugely enjoyable... For those modern women of today whose preferred drug is fiction, I heartily endorse the prescriptions of Professor Sutherland. (Caroline Moore Spectator 2011-12-01)

Delightful for dipping and discovery. (Lisa Hilton Independent on Sunday 2011-12-11)

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This is the most complete history of fiction in English ever published - now in paperback.

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