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Good Fiction Guide
By Douglas Houston (editor), Hermione Lee (editor), Mike Harris (editor) and Jane Rogers (editor)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Oxford Univ Pr
Publication date August 30, 2001
Pages 495
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780192100214
ISBN-10 0192100211
Dimensions 1.75 by 6.75 by 9.75 in.
Weight 2 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $37.50
Other format details university press
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Summary
Offers subject essays and more than one thousand author entries covering a wide variety of genres and styles for literary, contemporary, and popular fiction. (view table of contents)
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Covering everyone from Leo Tolstoy and Mark Twain to Don De Lillo and Lorrie Moore, Good Fiction Guide offers an informative reference work on novelists and their works, with an emphasis of twentieth-century fiction and popular classics, but with ample coverage of major novelists of the past.
The guide takes us on a stimulating tour of the literary landscape. Here are more than one thousand alphabetically arranged biographies of important novelists, ranging from Chinua Achebe to Emile Zola. There are profiles of leading contemporary writers, such as Ann Beattie, Thomas Pynchon, Jane Smiley, Martin Amis, Amy Tan, Peter Carey, V.S. Naipaul, and Harold Brodkey. The entries provide a flavor of each writer's work, recommend which of their books to read, and include suggestions for related reading, leading you to other writers whose work may be either comparable or an interesting contrast. Equally important, the guide includes 34 essays that illuminate genres such as Crime, Adventure, Romance, and Magic Realism, or offer intriguing looks at the national literatures of such places as Australia, India, and the Caribbean. Each entry is a personal essay by an expert in the field and includes their top twelve recommended titles.
Good Fiction Guide is a perfect road map for everyone exploring the highways and byways of fiction.

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9780192100214 | details & prices | 495 pages | 6.75 × 9.75 × 1.75 in. | 2.00 lbs | List price $37.50
About: Offers subject essays and more than one thousand author entries covering a wide variety of genres and styles for literary, contemporary, and popular fiction.
Paperback
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With Daniel Hahn (other contributor) | Reprint edition from Oxford Univ Pr (January 19, 2006)
9780192806475 | details & prices | 520 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.60 lbs | List price $24.00
About: Offers subject essays and more than one thousand author entries and four thousand fiction titles, covering a wide variety of genres and styles for literary, contemporary, and popular fiction, along with reading suggestions, lists of authors' favorite books, international selections, and other helpful sections.

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