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100 One-Night Reads

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Readers everywhere know that nothing soothes the spirit like sinking into a really good book. If you're one of that happy ban... Weiterlesen
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Readers everywhere know that nothing soothes the spirit like sinking into a really good book. If you're one of that happy band, you'll quickly recognize the authors of this inspired reading guide as kindred spirits. Here David and John Major have chosen one hundred books that can each be delightfully consumed in one quiet evening. Covering categories from fantasy to fiction, history to humor, mystery to memoir, this addictive volume features books to match all your moodsby both celebrated writers and gifted unknowns, including: Russell Baker Willa Cather Raymond Chandler F. Scott Fitzgerald Graham Greene Edith Hamilton Dashiell Hammett Helene Hanff Ernest Hemingway Patricia Highsmith Shirley Jackson Henry James W. Somerset Maugham Mary McCarthy Walter Mosley Vladimir Nabokov Patrick O'Brian Barbara Pym Phillip Roth Vikram Seth Isaac Bashevis Singer C. P. Snow Dylan Thomas Evelyn Waugh Edith Wharton Laura Ingalls Wilder Virginia WoolfEach selection contains an entertaining discussion of what makes the book special, from an adventurous writing style to a unique sense of humor. The Majors also share insights about the authors and literary anecdotes, as well as recommend other gems on a similar subject or by the same author.A literary companion to relish and refer to again and again, 100 One-Night Reads is a masterpiece in its own right!From the Trade Paperback edition.


Titel: 100 One-Night Reads
Untertitel: A Book Lover's Guide
EAN: 9780307480897
ISBN: 978-0-307-48089-7
Format: E-Book (epub)
Herausgeber: Random House Publishing Group
Genre: Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft
Anzahl Seiten: 336
Veröffentlichung: 10.12.2008
Jahr: 2008
Untertitel: Englisch
Dateigrösse: 2.1 MB