A reference book on English language fiction to inspire and enlighten all readers. With over 1100 authors and 34 essays on different genres, this guide has an emphasis on 20th-century fiction and popular classics, but also includes autobiographical fiction and some fiction in translation.
An accessible reference book on English language fiction to inspire and enlighten all readers of fiction. With over 1100 authors and 34 essays on different genres, this guide has an emphasis on 20th-century fiction and popular classics, but also includes autobiographical fiction and some fiction in translation. The guide is divided into two main sections. The first describes 34 different subjects and genres in fiction, including Crime, Adventure, Romance, Classics, Humour, Science fiction, and Magical realism. It also covers fiction with connections to places such as France, India, Ireland, and the Caribbean. Each entry is a personal essay by an expert in the field and includes their top 12 recommended titles. The second part contains alphabetically arranged entries for over 1100 authors. From Jane Austen to John Grisham, Terry Pratchett to Michael Ondaatje, Barbara Trapido to Irvine Welsh, and Gustave Flaubert to Carlos Fuentes, there are authors to suit everyone's taste. The entries aim to provide a flavour of each writer's work, and give recommendations of which of their books to read.
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Jane Rogers has written six novels and a number of television screenplays, including Dawn and the Candidate and a four-part serialization of Mr Wroe's Virgins. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and lives in the U.K.
Table of Contents
Introduction. Section I: Subject Essays. Robert McCrum: Adventure. Anthony Chennells: Africa. Jane Rogers: Australia and New Zealand. Rita Christian: Black and white. Aritha van Herk: Canada. E. A. Markham: Caribbean. Jan Dalley: Childhood. John Sutherland: Classics. Michael Dibdin: Crime. Sherry Ashworth: Family saga. Tom Shippey: Fantasy. Mike Harris: Film adaptations. Michele Roberts: France. Michael Hulse: Germany. Kate Saunders: Glamour. Boyd Tonkin: Historical. Nigel Williams: Humour. Shirley Chew: India. Patricia Craig: Ireland. Carol Birch: Magic realism. Elizabeth Buchan: Romance. Lesley Chamberlain: Russia. Live Michael: Science fiction. Tony Tanner: The sea. Maureen Freely: Sexual Politics. Lesley Glaister: Short stories. Valentine Cunningham: Social issues. Michael Shea: Spy. Michael Cox: Supernatural. Adele Geras: Teen. Val McDermid: Thrillers. Richard Francis: United States of America. Mike Harris: War. Lee Clark Mitchell: Western. Section II: Authors A-Z.
Good Fiction Guide by Edited by Jane Rogers
Edited by Jane Rogers
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