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Defining Moments in Books: The Greatest Books, Writers, Characters, Passages and Events that Shook the Literary World

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Written and selected by a range of international writers, academics, and critics, here’s an instantly accessible and intelligent look at literary history and criticism over the past century. From key novels to memorable protagonists, admired authors to pivotal books both banned and beloved, this compilation features an expert selection of events, awards, scandals, and sacr ...more
Paperback, 800 pages
Published October 1st 2007 by Cassell Illustrated (first published 2007)
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Jul 08, 2011 Simon rated it 3 of 5 stars
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I read parts of this book over a three week period (ah, libraries...). I was NOT feeling the organization of this book but enjoyed much of what I read. Reader's will love the bits of information and trivia about all things literary. The index was AMAZING and useful since I only managed to read parts of "Defining Moments in Books..."
Shellie (Layers of Thought)
Actually I would rate it as 3 1/2 stars. If you like trivia about authors, books, and characters... and their significance in history this books is for you. It's in chronological order and is in 1/2 page reviews. Theres also pictures, so it's really easy to pick up and thumb through.
Syaihan Syafiq
bought this book at the Penang's BBW and flip it through for like 2 seconds before deciding to buy it. worth every twelve bucks that i spent though. its full of stuff and appreciation for books and writers. a must have for every writers and book enthusiasts.
This book has numerous,memorable to fantastic,photographs. In addition,there are enough tid-bits of information to keep any bibliophile turning pages. All said; a great reference book or coffee table book or door stop or ... .
A fun reference book covering 1890-2006. The editors questionable, but interesting, choices for greatest books, writers, characters, passages and literary events. For browsing, not reading cover to cover.
I got this for Christmas and oh my did it bring me SO much joy. It will be so helpful and interesting over the years. Fantastic gift!!
Patricia Kurz
It's cute; interesting; a nice, quick reference of "great" books. It's one to peruse. I didn't read it cover to cover
Very interesting look at a century of literature: books, writers, characters, passages, themes and events.
A friend gave this to me- the ultimate coffee table book- it's basically now my "to-read" guru.
Miss Adventures In The Dating World™
what I learned?...defining moments in books...
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