501 Great Writers
General Editor Julian Patrick
ABC Books, 2008, [First Edition], colour photographs throughout, decorated end-papers, hardcover, dustjacket, ISBN 9780733323089
Near Fine Condition, minor rubbing to corners and edges, dustjacket has very minor edge and shelf wear
'501 Great Writers is a one-stop guide to the men and women who have written the greatest books of all time, from classic fiction to science fiction, and from cutting edge plays to thought-provoking essays. It provides an informal history of the written word, as seen through its leading practitioners, and a critical assessment of their standing in the canon of world literature.
Serious students of literature will find a wealth of fascinating information about the authors who have shaped the course of fiction, poetry and philosophical thought over the centuries. Equally, non-specialist readers will find this book an accessible introduction to the greatest writers of all time and are bound to discover more about their favourite writers and their works.
Each entry features a comprehensive biography, an assessment of the writer's literary innovations and cultural impact, a bibliography with recommended books highlighted, and fascinating images of the author and their books.'