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  • Published: 1 November 2011
  • ISBN: 9781846079603
  • Imprint: BBC Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $19.99

Faulks on Fiction



A compelling and personal look at the British novel through its greatest characters - the heroes, lovers, snobs and villains - by bestselling novelist Sebastian Faulks

Ever since Robinson Crusoe in 1719, the novel has introduced British readers to truly unforgettable characters - people in whom we can find deeper understanding of our own lives. In this engaging and personal book, Sebastian Faulks examines and celebrates the most famous and best-loved of these dazzling fictional creations and their wider impact on British culture as a whole. From Sherlock Holmes and Mr Darcy to Emma Woodhouse and James Bond - this is the story of the heroes, lovers, snobs and villains in all of us.

  • Published: 1 November 2011
  • ISBN: 9781846079603
  • Imprint: BBC Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $19.99

About the author

Sebastian Faulks

Sebastian Faulks was born in April 1953. Before becoming a full-time writer in 1991, he worked as a journalist. Sebastian Faulks’s books include A Possible Life, Human Traces, On Green Dolphin Street, Engleby, Birdsong,A Week in December and Where My Heart Used to Beat.

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Praise for Faulks on Fiction

Faulks on Fiction is a fine reminder of why you love the characters you do; and it will serve as an introduction to new friends, too

Erica Wagner, The Times

Faulks on Fiction revels in the creation of vital, unruly characters

Boyd Tonkin, The Independent

Full of personal anecdotes and warm-blooded opinions.

Sam Leith, The Spectator

Faulks on Fiction is not intended as a formal history of the British novel, but it is much more worthwhile and enjoyable than any history of the novel I have read.

John Carey, The Sunday Times

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