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Published by H. Frowde, Oxford University Press in London, Toronto .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Authors, Scottish -- Biography.,
  • Authors, English -- Biography.

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Edition Notes

Statementby Sir Walter Scott; with an introduction by Austin Dobson.
SeriesCIHM/ICMH Microfiche series = CIHM/ICMH collection de microfiches -- no. 85231, The World"s classics -- 94.
The Physical Object
FormatMicroform
Pagination4 microfiches (193 fr.)
Number of Pages193
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18678712M
ISBN 100665852312

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  This is the most complete history of fiction in English ever published. The world's greatest authority - arguably the only person who could have written it, John Sutherland - provides the lives of some novelists writing in English, from the genre's seventeenth-century origins to the present day/5(13).   "A worthy successor to Dr. Johnson’s Lives of the Poets: John Sutherland is witty, incisive, idiosyncratic, and has the keenest of eyes for the telling recounting the stories of so many fascinating authors, Lives of the Novelists also offers a memorable portrait of a critical life devoted to reading and writing."—James Shapiro, Professor of English, Columbia University. Lives of the Novelists: A History of Fiction in Lives by John Sutherland Yale Orderly and Humane by R. M. Douglas Yale The Book of Common Prayer by Edited by Brian Cummings OxfordAuthor: Benjamin Schwarz.   No previous author has attempted a book such as this: a complete history of novels written in the English language, from the genre's seventeenth-century origins to the present day. In the spirit of Dr. Johnson's Lives of the Poets, acclaimed critic and scholar John Sutherland selects writers whose works illustrate the best of every kind of fiction—from gothic, penny dreadful, and 5/5(2).

  No previous author has attempted a book such as this: a complete history of novels written in the English language, from the genre's seventeenth-century origins to the present day. In the spirit of Dr. Johnson’s Lives of the Poets, acclaimed critic and scholar John Sutherland selects writers whose works illustrate the best of every kind of fiction—from gothic, penny dreadful, and 5/5(2).   About the book 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.   Lives of the Novelists: E. M. Forster. By Colm Toibin. There is a strange moment in Moffat’s book when she refers to “Maurice” as Forster’s “only truly honest novel.” But.   By its heft, Lives of the Novelists might look like an academic tome, but it reads like one of those unputdownable blockbusters you take to the beach."—Michael Dirda, Washington Post. Washington Post - Michael Dirda “An engaging book erudite and entertaining, informative and provoking.”—Allan Massie, Wall Street Journal4/4(1).

  Novelists must stretch their imaginations into the lives and minds of others. At the same time, this is an invasive process that does involve a degree of appropriation. Get this from a library! The lives of the novelists. [Walter Scott; Austin Dobson] -- Providing a nonpartisan and biographical view of famous authors of his time, Scott published Lives of the Novelists in The book included names like Henry Fielding, Tobias Smollett, Oliver.   To the Editors: I am very grateful for the nice things Robert Gottlieb says about my books in his review of Lives of the Novelists: A History of Fiction in Lives [NYR, August 16]. Rather few nice things, alas, about the book under review. I apologize to my publishers for the errors and infelicities [ ]. Arts and Culture Books Book review: The Lives of the Novelists - A History Of Fiction In Lives In fact, one of the ways I ploughed through the book was by turning it into a parlour game: What.