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Great Short Books

By: davis, kenneth c

"An entertaining guide to some of the best short novels of all time looks at works from the eighteenth century to the present day, spanning multiple genres, cultures, and countries"--

Audience Type:Adults


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Publish Date: 11/22/2022


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A delightful, entertaining guide to some of the best short novels of all time from a bestselling historian, author, and lifelong reader.

Fall back into the joys of literature with an extraordinary book for book lovers: a compulsively readable, deeply engaging list of great short novels. A journey into short fiction designed with our contemporary attention spans in mind, Great Short Books suggests fifty-eight excellent short novels, all easily readable in a week or less--a "baker's dozen" approach to a fun, fascinating year of reading.

From hard-boiled fiction to magical realism, the 18th century to the present day, Great Short Books spans genres, cultures, countries, and time to present an enchanting and diverse selection of acclaimed and canonical novels. From works in translation like Yu Miri's ‚ÄčTokyo Ueno Station and Marguerite Duras's The Lover to popular, acclaimed authors like F. Scott Fitzgerald and Stephen King, this compilation is a celebration of classics from the historic to contemporary--plus a few bestsellers. Each entry includes the novel's opening lines, a spoiler-free plot summary, a "why you should read it" section, and suggestions for what to read next.

Just like browsing in your favorite bookstore, this eclectic collection is a fun and practical book for any passionate reader hoping to broaden their collection--or anyone who wants to find an entertaining and effortless reentry into reading.

Publisher: Scribner Book Company
Published Date: 11/22/2022
Binding: Hardcover
Audience Type: Adults
Language: English
Pages: 448
Dimensions: Length: 8.50, Width: 6.10, Height: 2.00
Weight: 1.55