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100 One-Night Reads : A Book Lover's Guide

100 One-Night Reads : A Book Lover's Guide - 01 edition

ISBN13: 978-0345439949

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ISBN13: 978-0345439949
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Publisher: Ballantine Books, Inc.
Published: 2001
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100 One-Night Reads : A Book Lover's Guide - 01 edition

ISBN13: 978-0345439949

David C. Major, John S. Major and Holly Johnson

ISBN13: 978-0345439949
ISBN10: 0345439945
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 01
Publisher: Ballantine Books, Inc.

Published: 2001
International: No
Summary

Readers everywhere know that nothing soothes the spirit like sinking into a really good book. If you're one of that happy band, you'll quickly recognize the authors of this inspired reading guide as kindred spirits. Here David and John Major have chosen one hundred books that can each be delightfully consumed in one quiet evening. Covering categories from fantasy to fiction, history to humor, mystery to memoir, this addictive volume features books to match all your moods--by both celebrated writers and gifted unknowns, including Russell Baker, Willa Cather, Raymond Chandler, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Graham Greene, Edith Hamilton, Dashiell Hammett, Helene Hanff, Ernest Hemingway, Patricia Highsmith, Shirley Jackson, Henry James, W. Somerset Maugham, Mary McCarthy, Walter Mosley, Vladimir Nabokov, Patrick O'Brian, Barbara Pym, Phillip Roth, Vikram Seth, Isaac Bashevis Singer, C. P. Snow, Dylan Thomas, Evelyn Waugh, Edith Wharton, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Virginia Woolf.

Each selection contains an entertaining discussion of what makes the book special, from an adventurous writing style to a unique sense of humor. The Majors also share insights about the authors and literary anecdotes, as well as recommend other gems on a similar subject or by the same author.

A literary companion to relish and refer to again and again, 100 One-Night Reads is a masterpiece in its own right!

Table of Contents

Introduction
Achebe, Chinua, Things Fall Apart
Ambler, Eric, A Coffin for Dimitrios
Amis, Kingsley, Lucky Jim
Auchincloss, Louis, The Education of Oscar Fairfax
Baker, Russell, Growing Up
Begley, Louis, Wartime Lies
Benson, E. F., Queen Lucia
Bringle, Mary, Hacks at Lunch
Capote, Truman, Breakfast at Tiffany's
Cather, Willa, Death Comes for the Archbishop
Chandler, Raymond, The Big Sleep
Chatwin, Bruce, In Patagonia
Clark, Walter van Tilberg, The Ox-Bow Incident
Connell, Evan S., Mrs. Bridge
Conrad, Joseph, The Secret Agent
Conway, Jill Ker, The Road from Coorain
Cornford, F. M., Microcosmographia Academica: Being a Guide for the Young Academic Politician
Dennis, Patrick, Auntie Mame
Dermout, Maris, The Ten Thousand Things
Dimock, Edward Cameron, Mr. Dimock Explores the Mysteries of the East
Dundas, Hugh, Flying Start: A Fighter Pilot's War Years
Dyson, Freeman J., The Sun, the Genome, and the Internet
Elliott, Bob, and Ray Goulding, Write If You Get Work: The Best of Bob and Ray
Emerson, Ralph Waldo, "The American Scholar" and "Self-Reliance"
Fitzgerald, F. Scott, The Great Gatsby
Flanner, Janet, Paris Was Yesterday: 1925-1939
Forster, E. M., Where Angels Fear to Tread
Galbraith, John Kenneth, Name-Dropping
Greene, Graham, Our Man in Havana
Hammett, Dashiell, The Maltese Falcon
Hanff, Helene, 84, Charing Cross Road
Hansen, Joseph, Fadeout
Heaney, Seamus, (trans.), Beowulf
Hemingway, Ernest, The Sun Also Rises
Higgins, George V., The Friends of Eddie Coyle
Highsmith, Patricia, The Talented Mr. Ripley
Hilton, James, Lost Horizon
Jackson, Shirley, The Haunting of Hill House
James, Henry, Washington Square
Jewett, Sarah Orne, The Country of the Pointed Firs
Joyce, James, Dubliners
Kates, George, The Years Were Fat
Kawabata, Yasunari, Snow Country
Kernan, Alvin, Crossing the Line
Kipling, Rudyard, Kim
Kotzwinkle, William, The Bear Went Over the Mountain
Lagerkvist, Par, Barabbas
Lee, Laurie, As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning
Leopold, Aldo, A Sand Country Almanac
Lewis, C. S., Out of the Silent Planet
Leys, Simon, Chinese Shadows
Liebling, A. J., Between Meals
London, Jack, The Call of the Wild
MacDonald, John D., The Deep Blue Good-By
Mangione, Jerre, Mount Allegro
Mann, Thomas, Death in Venice
Maugham, W. Somerset, The Razor's Edge
Maxwell, William, They Came Like Swallows
McGlinchey, Charles, The Last of the Name
Medawar, Peter Brian, Advice to a Young Scientist
Mosley, Walter, Devil in a Blue Dress
Muir, John, My First Summer in the Sierra
Narayan, R. K., The English Teacher
Newby, Eric, A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush
Nicol, John, The Life and Adventures of John Nicol, Mariner
O'Brian, Patrick, The Unknown Shore
Orwell, George, Animal Farm
Parkinson, C. Northcote, Parkinson's Law
Porter, Katherine Anne, Pale Horse, Pale Rider
Portis, Charles, True Grit
Pym, Barbara, Excellent Women
Pynchon, Thomas, The Crying of Lot 49
Remarque, Erich Maria, All Quiet on the Western Front
Robertson, Adele Crockett, The Orchard
Roth, Philip, Portnoy's Complaint
Sellar, W. C., and R. J. Yeatman, 1066 and All That
Seth, Vikram, The Golden Gate
Singer, Issac Bashevis, The Magician of Lublin
Sobel, Dava, Longitude
Solzhenitsyn, Alexander, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
Stegner, Wallace, Remembering Laughter
Stevenson, Robert Louis, Treasure Island
Sullivan, Frank, Frank Sullivan Through the Looking Glass
Tahan, Malba, The Man Who Counted
Thesiger, Wilfred, Arabian Sands
Thomas, Dylan, Under Milk Wood
Tolkien, J. R. R., The Hobbit
Tregaskis, Richard, Guadalcanal Diary
van Gulik, Robert H., The Chinese Gold Murders
Verne, Jules, Around the World in Eighty Days
Watson, James D., The Double Helix
Waugh, Evelyn, The Loved One
Wescott, Glenway, The Pilgrim Hawk
West, Nathanael, The Day of the Locust
Wharton, Edith, Madame de Treymes
White, E. B., Charlotte's Web
Wilder, Laura Ingalls, On the Way Home and West From Home 301
Wilder, Thornton, The Bridge of San Luis Rey
Wodehouse, P. G., Something Fresh
Wroe, Ann, A Fool and His Money

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