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The bright book of life : novels to read and reread / Harold Bloom.

Bloom, Harold, (author.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Burlington Public Library.

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Burlington Public Library 809.3 BLOOM 2020 39851001583534 Non-fiction Copy hold / Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780525657262
  • ISBN: 0525657266
  • Physical Description: xviii, 516 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2020.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"This is a Borzoi Book published by Alfred A. Knopf"--Title page verso.
Formatted Contents Note:
The lost traveller's dream -- Don Quixote / Miguel de Cervantes -- Clarissa / Samuel Richardson -- Tom Jones / Henry Fielding -- Pride and prejudice / Jane Austen -- Emma / Jane Austen -- Persuasion / Jane Austen -- I promessi sposi (the bethrothed) / Alessandro Manzoni -- The red and black / Stendhal -- The charterhouse of Parma / Stendhal -- The vautrin saga: old goriot, lost illusions, the splendor and misery of the courtesans / Honoré de Balzac -- The captain's daughter / Alexander Pushkin -- Wuthering heights / Emily Brontë -- Vanity fair / William Makepeace Thackeray -- Moby-Dick / Herman Melville -- Bleak house / Charles Dickens.
Summary, etc.:
"In his first book devoted exclusively to narrative fiction, America's most original and controversial literary critic and legendary Yale professor writes trenchantly about fifty-two masterworks spanning the Western tradition"-- Provided by publisher.
Bloom offers meditations on forty-eight essential works of fiction that span the Western canon. While considering each novels' strengths and shortcomings, he also explains where and why he differs with other critics' assessments. In doing so, he guides readers to a new understanding of the novels, and in the importance and power of fiction. -- adapted from jacket and from reviews on Amazon
Subject: Fiction > History and criticism.
Best books.
Books and reading.
Books and reading > United States.
Best books.
Books and reading.
Fiction.
United States.
Genre: Personal narratives.
Literary criticism.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Literary criticism.
Personal narratives.

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