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Good Fiction Guide
By Douglas Houston (editor), Daniel Hahn (editor), Mike Harris (editor), Jane Rogers (editor) and Hermione Lee (editor)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Oxford Univ Pr
Publication date January 19, 2006
Pages 520
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780192806475
ISBN-10 0192806475
Dimensions 1.25 by 6.25 by 9.25 in.
Weight 1.60 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $24.00
Other format details university press
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Summary
A guide to fiction with introductions to over 1,100 authors. This book covers twentieth-century fiction, popular classics, autobiographical fiction and foreign language translations, and includes 34 overviews by best-selling authors introducing different genres.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Wondering what to read next? Let the experts help you out. When it comes to reading, we are spoilt for choice, and that choice can be a little daunting. That's why this great guide to the world of fiction is every reader's best friend. Packed with accessible introductions to over 1,100 must-read authors and over 4,100 superb titles, the "Good Fiction Guide" is a book you'll go back to again and again, in the search for your next enthralling read. Every entry includes read-on suggestions for similar authors, helping you to discover great fiction by authors you might not have heard about before. "The Good Fiction Guide" also contains overviews by 34 best-selling authors introducing their favorite genre, and recommending their twelve favorite books. These include Nigel Williams writing about "Humour", Val McDermid introducing "Thrillers", and Michael Dibdin on "Crime". Whatever your preference, from classics to crime, history to humour, short stories to science fiction, the "Good Fiction Guide" has it all covered. This is an indispensible guide for reading groups, serious bookworms, and anyone who would like to read more.

Editions
Hardcover
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from Oxford Univ Pr (August 30, 2001)
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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