Classics: Books for Life

By: Jane Gleeson-White

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What makes a classic? For me, it's a book I can't imagine having lived without; a truthful, wholly imagined world, in astonishing language, by a writer unafraid to probe those things that scare us and scar us and make us human Charlotte Wood, author of The Submerged Cathedral, in CLASSICS- BOOKS FOR LIFE Mark Twain defined a literary classic as 'something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read'. But what was true in the nineteenth century doesn't hold today. In our uncertain modern times, not only do books considered classics still fill the shelves of many bookshops, but these books continue to exert a powerful influence on contemporary culture -- some in obvious ways, such as the film and television adaptations of of the works of Homer, Jane Austen, George Eliot, Charles Dickens and Henry James; other in less obvious ways, through their enduring impact on fellow writers, artists and musicians. When Jane Gleeson-White wrote an article on classic books for Good Reading magazine, she was amazed at the response it elicited- students, teachers and reading groups were hungering for recommendations from 'the canon', 414 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Books About Books; Books on Books; ISBN: 1740513177. ISBN/EAN: 9781740513173. Inventory No: 242491. Hardcover

Title: Classics: Books for Life

Author Name: Jane Gleeson-White

Categories: Books About Books,

Publisher: Australia, Knopf: 2005

ISBN Number: 1740513177

ISBN Number 13: 9781740513173

Binding: Hardcover (Printed Boards)

Book Condition: Very Good Condition

Seller ID: 242491

Keywords: BZDB43 Books About Books; Books on Books; Classics Books for Life Jane GleesonWhite Hardcover,