The Modern Library

The Modern Library

Updated Edition

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Publisher's Synopsis

For Colm Toìbìn and Carmen Callil there is no difference between literary and commercial writing - there is only the good novel: engrossing, inspirational, compelling. In their selection of the best 200 novels written since 1950, the editors make a case for the best and the best-loved works and argue why each should be considered a modern classic. Enlightening, often unexpected and always engaging this tour through the world of fiction is full of surprises, forgotten masterpieces and a valuable guide to what to read next. Authors in the collection include Agatha Christie, Georgette Heyer, Daphne du Maurier, Patrick Hamilton, Carson McCullers, J. D. Salinger, Bernard Malamud; Flannery O'Connor, Mulk Raj Anand, Raymond Chandler, L. P. Hartley, Amos Tutuola, Sylvia Townsend Warner, Samuel Beckett, Patricia Highsmith, Chinua Achebe, Isak Dineson, Alan Sillitoe, Ivy Compton-Burnett, Grace Paley, Harper Lee, Olivia Manning and Mordecai Richler.

Book information

ISBN: 9781849016766
Publisher: Little, Brown
Imprint: Robinson
Pub date:
Edition: Updated Edition
DEWEY: 823.91409
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 293
Weight: 254g
Height: 198mm
Width: 141mm
Spine width: 20mm