Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Giveaway: James Joyce: A Life by Edna O'Brien and Charles Dickens: A Life by Jane Smiley

This giveaway is open to United States and Canadian residents. Please fill out the form below by November 30th. The winner will be notified by email...there's just one winner this time for both books.

About the Book: In JAMES JOYCE, O’Brien chronicles the author’s early days as the rambunctious Jesuit school student, one of ten children, through his flight to Europe and the success, love and despair he would experience there, to his final, frustrated days as “a poor old man in a long overcoat, an eyepatch and a stick, stones in his pocket to keep off marauding dogs.”

About the Book: In CHARLES DICKENS: A Life, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Jane Smiley creates both a sensitive portrait of the celebrated novelist and a fascinating meditation on the writing life as only a fellow novelist can.

CHARLES DICKENS explores the writer’s narrative techniques and illustrates his brilliant understanding of the craft: what draws readers and why. The author of fifteen novels, many of which were first serialized in newspapers, Dickens had a vibrant, public literary life and, as an enormously popular and successful writer, was one of the first people ever catapulted to “celebrity” status.


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