GREAT NOVELISTS AND THEIR NOVELS by W. Somerset Maugham

GREAT NOVELISTS AND THEIR NOVELS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

On P. 382, August 1st bulletin, Dickens' David Copperfield was announced as part of this project for issuing in form abridged for modern readers, the ten ""greatest novels"". Here, in an explanatory introduction, Maugham, editor of the series, explains the basis of his selections, his approach to cutting (which only trained readers can do as they read). Then follow the essays which will introduce each of the novels, biographical and critical essays which throw light on the novelists as well as the books themselves. The list as it now stands includes:- Tolstoy's War and Peace; Balzac's Old Man Goriot; Fielding's Tom Jones; Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice; Stendhal's The Red and the Black; Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights; Flaubert's Madome Bovary; Dickens' David Copperfield, Dostoevsky's Brothers Karamazou, and Melvile's Moby Dick.

Pub Date: Sept. 20th, 1948
Publisher: Winston