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The Novel 100: A Ranking of the Greatest Novels of All Time

 
 
Author
Daniel S. Burt.
Publisher Chelsea House  
Format paperback
Product Dimensions 9 x 5.9 x 1.6 inches
ISBN 9780816078608
Pages/Publication Date 625/2010
Daedalus Item Code 40666
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Which novels are truly great, and why? Daniel Burt's unique reference—originally published in 2004 and fully revised here, with 25 additional books on the list—profiles novels from cultures around the world. Each multipage entry provides a plot summary and assessment, with facts about the novel's creation, critical reception, and contribution to literature.

"Among the additions are Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale, Jane Austen's Persuasion, Charles Dickens' David Copperfield, and Philip Roth's American Pastoral. The selections are arranged in order of a subjective ranking, with Don Quixote being number one.... Burt also includes a list of the novels by year of publication and an alphabetical list by author of 'A Second Hundred (Honorable Mentions).' This reference is a unique approach to the study of the novel and a worthwhile supplementary resource for high school, public, and undergraduate libraries."—Booklist

 
 
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