Defining Moments in Books: The Greatest Books, Writers, Characters, Passages and Events that Shook the Literary World
by Lucy Daniel
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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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..."
Jun 01, 2009 Shellie (Layers of Thought) rated it 4 of 5 stars Recommends it for: book trivia lovers
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.
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.