Fifty Works of English Literature We Could Do Without
Charles Osborne, Brigid Brophy, Michael Levey
The 50 works of English (and American) Literature handled during this ebook are all thought of classics, reverently taught in our colleges, studied through researchers. The authors contend that those dull, pretentious, and/or badly written works don't deserve their severe acclaim. This ebook comprises an essay on all the 50 works, explaining why lets do with out it.
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