An Uncommon Reader

An Uncommon Reader

One of The Sunday Times' (U.K.) Books of the Year

"Garnett's life will not need to be written again." —Andrew Morton, Times Literary Supplement

A penetrating biography of the most important English-language editor of the early twentieth century

During the course of a career spanning half a century, Edward Garnett—editor, critic, and reader for hire—would become one of the most influential men in twentieth-century English literature. Known for his incisive criticism… (more)

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Anyone interested in early 20th-century literature and the writers whose careers crossed paths with Garnett will find this readable biography to be a wonderful book.


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Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (December 12, 2017)

Collection: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Language: English


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