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Good Fiction Guide

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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 mor
Hardcover, 512 pages
Published August 30th 2001 by Oxford University Press, USA
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Nov 29, 2014 Michael K. rated it liked it
As both a very heavy reader of broad tastes and interests, and a librarian (i.e., a professional recommender of books), I’m always on the look-out for new lists of other people’s reading recommendations. This one runs to nearly 500 pages, most of it in the form of brief, individually authored articles (from less than half a column in length to nearly a whole page for people like F. Scott Fitzgerald) on writers who mostly have been originally published in English, ranging from Defoe and Dickens a ...more
Nov 17, 2009 Kelly rated it liked it
Good Fiction Guide was enchanting, I have to state that assuredly. It contains lists of the best of a genre, and it's usually an english trained genre, but nevertheless, great selections. I wouldn't of had the courage to seek out the books I read about in there without the help of a selected essay on each genre. Really spiffy!
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Jane Rogers is an award winning author of nine novels, including The Testament of Jessie Lamb, Man-Booker longlisted and winner of the Arthur C Clarke Award 2012.

Other works include Mr Wroe's Virgins (which she dramatised for the BAFTA-nominated BBC drama series), Her Living Image (Somerset Maugham Award) and Promised Lands (Writers Guild Best Fiction Award). Her story collection Hitting Trees wit
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