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Lives of the Novelists

by Carl Rollyson

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Published by iUniverse, Inc. .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages160
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7558519M
ISBN 100595371930
ISBN 109780595371938
OCLC/WorldCa62708919

  An Overlooked Novelist’s Unfinished Epic About the Lives of Forgotten Men The book’s two hundred and twenty-seven chapters have titles that vary from the closely descriptive (“Ransom.   His new book, The Lives of the Novelists: A History of Fiction in Lives, is just such an undertaking, from its tacit nod to Samuel Johnson’s Lives of the Poets to the sheer scope of its.

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No previous author has attempted a book such as this: a complete history of novels written in the English language, from the genre's seventeenth-century origins to the present day. In the spirit of Dr. Johnson's Lives of the Poets, acclaimed criti.   John Sutherland’s Lives of the Novelists is the fruit of a truly staggering amount of reading More alarmingly, the Manxman Hall Caine, whose book The Christian () was the first novel to.


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Lives of the Novelists, subtitled 'A history of fiction in lives' is a collection of short biographies covering influential authors over five centuries. At over pages long, this great tome of a book is obviously the result of an incredible amount of research from Sutherland.4/5(29).

"A worthy successor to Dr. Johnson’s Lives of the Poets: John Sutherland is witty, incisive, idiosyncratic, and has the keenest of eyes for the telling recounting the stories of so many fascinating authors, Lives of the Novelists also offers a memorable portrait of a critical life devoted to reading and writing."—James Shapiro, Professor of English, Columbia University (James Cited by: 8.

This is the most complete history of fiction in English ever published. The world's greatest authority - arguably the only person who could have written it, John Sutherland - provides the lives of some novelists writing in English, from the genre's seventeenth-century origins to the present day/5(13).

"A worthy successor to Dr. Johnson’s Lives of the Poets: John Sutherland is witty, incisive, idiosyncratic, and has the keenest of eyes for the telling recounting the stories of so many fascinating authors, Lives of the Novelists also offers a memorable portrait of a critical life devoted to reading and writing."—James Shapiro, Professor of English, Columbia University.

Lives of the Novelists: A History of Fiction in Lives by John Sutherland Yale Orderly and Humane by R. Douglas Yale The Book of Common Prayer by Edited by Brian Cummings OxfordAuthor: Benjamin Schwarz.

No previous author has attempted a book such as this: a complete history of novels written in the English language, from the genre's seventeenth-century origins to the present day. In the spirit of Dr. Johnson's Lives of the Poets, acclaimed critic and scholar John Sutherland selects writers whose works illustrate the best of every kind of fiction—from gothic, penny dreadful, and 5/5(2).

No previous author has attempted a book such as this: a complete history of novels written in the English language, from the genre's seventeenth-century origins to the present day.

In the spirit of Dr. Johnson’s Lives of the Poets, acclaimed critic and scholar John Sutherland selects writers whose works illustrate the best of every kind of fiction—from gothic, penny dreadful, and 5/5(2). About the book Arranged in chronological order, the novelist's lives are opinionated, informative, frequently funny and often shocking.

Professor Sutherland's authors come from all over the world; their writings illustrate every kind of fiction from gothic, penny dreadfuls and pornography to fantasy, romance and high literature. Lives of the Novelists: E. Forster. By Colm Toibin. There is a strange moment in Moffat’s book when she refers to “Maurice” as Forster’s “only truly honest novel.” But.

By its heft, Lives of the Novelists might look like an academic tome, but it reads like one of those unputdownable blockbusters you take to the beach."—Michael Dirda, Washington Post. Washington Post - Michael Dirda “An engaging book erudite and entertaining, informative and provoking.”—Allan Massie, Wall Street Journal4/4(1).

Novelists must stretch their imaginations into the lives and minds of others. At the same time, this is an invasive process that does involve a degree of appropriation. Get this from a library. The lives of the novelists. [Walter Scott; Austin Dobson] -- Providing a nonpartisan and biographical view of famous authors of his time, Scott published Lives of the Novelists in The book included names like Henry Fielding, Tobias Smollett, Oliver.

To the Editors: I am very grateful for the nice things Robert Gottlieb says about my books in his review of Lives of the Novelists: A History of Fiction in Lives [NYR, August 16].

Rather few nice things, alas, about the book under review. I apologize to my publishers for the errors and infelicities [ ]. Arts and Culture Books Book review: The Lives of the Novelists - A History Of Fiction In Lives In fact, one of the ways I ploughed through the book was by turning it into a parlour game: What.

Book digitized by Google from the library of Harvard University and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb. Lives of the Novelists by John Sutherland, review 'Lives of the Novelists' by John Sutherland is an attempt to tell the history of fiction through snapshot biographies.

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Books shelved as minnesota-authors: The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens, Iron Lake by William Kent Krueger, Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger, Boundary. Lives of the Novelists. by Carl Rollyson. a pathography laying bare the subject's life to no good purpose is another canard this book demolishes.

The pieces here also expose the genre's weak points: a proclivity for overstatement and excessive length, the failure of biographers to build upon their predecessors' work (Rollyson invents a term Author: Carl Rollyson. Book Review. Today’s Paper | Advertisement.

Continue reading the main story. Lives of the Novelists: Somerset Maugham. By David Leavitt. J Author: David Leavitt. Lives of the Novelists, subtitled 'A history of fiction in lives' is a collection of short biographies covering influential authors over five centuries. At over pages long, this great tome of a book is obviously the result of an incredible amount of research from Sutherland/5(21).

Lives of the Novelists might look like an academic tome, but it reads like one of those unputdownable blockbusters you take to the beach."-Michael Dirda, Washington Post -- Michael Dirda * Washington Post * "An engaging book erudite and entertaining, informative and provoking."-Allan Massie, Wall Street Journal -- Allan Massie * Wall 4/5().

Lives of the Novelists: A History of Fiction in Lives by John Sutherland – review Sutherland's survey of writers in English is partial, personal and highly entertaining Tim Adams.