How to be Well Read: A Guide to 500 Great Novels and a Handful of Literary Curiosities


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As the annual flood of published novels grows ever greater, it's a hard a job to keep up, let alone sort the wheat from the chaff. Fortunately, literary sleuth and academic John Sutherland is on hand to do precisely that. In the course of over 500 wittily informative pieces he gives us his own very personal take on the most rewarding, most remarkable and, on occasion, most shamelessly enjoyable works of fiction ever written - the perfect reading list for the would-be literary expert. His taste is impressively eclectic. An ...

How to be Well Read: A guide to 500 great novels and a handful of literary curiosities 2014, Random House Books, London

ISBN-13: 9781847946409