Books: Century of the Greatest Books, Writers, Characters, Passages and Events That Rocked the Literary World (Little Black Book)

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Poets and playwrights, novels and novelists, publishing coups and personal stories, literature as we know it has been shaped by the key exponents of the craft, quirks of fate, meetings, love affairs and moments of despair and death. Characters such as Atticus Finch, Lily Bart, and Harry Potter have carried us through the century, while the discussion still rages on about the Da Vinci Code. Here is the world of literature in a nutshell, each vital and intriguing moment placed in it's historic and cultural context creating an intelligent, accessible guide to the writings of the world.

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Lucy Daniel is a reviewer and critic who has published widely on twentieth-century and contemporary fiction. Her essays, articles and reviews have appeared in The Times Literary Supplement, London Review of Books, The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, Time Out, Mslexia and FT Magazine. She wrote her doctoral thesis on the cultural contexts for reading modernism, and has taught English literature at University College, London. She has also helped edit an encyclopaedia of censorship, and now works as a freelance editor. She is currently writing a monograph on Gertrude Stein.

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