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James Wood

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Born in Durham, England, in 1965, James Wood has been a full-time literary critic since leaving Cambridge University, first at The Guardian in London and currently at The New Republic. His essays and reviews have appeared in a number of other publications, including The New Yorker and The London Review of Books.

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Tess of the d'Urbervilles
A Pure Woman
Written by Thomas Hardy
Introduction by James Wood


Format: Trade Paperback, 544 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: February 13, 2001
Price: $9.00

Etched against the background of a dying rural society, Tess of the d’Urbervilles was Thomas Hardy’s “bestseller,” and Tess Durbeyfield remains his most striking and tragic heroine. Of all the characters he created, she meant the most to him. Hopelessly torn between two men—Alec d’Urberville, a wealthy, dissolute young man who... Read more >
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Austerlitz

Written by W.G. Sebald
Introduction by James Wood


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: December 6, 2011
Price: $17.00

This tenth anniversary edition of W. G. Sebald’s celebrated masterpiece includes a new Introduction by acclaimed critic James Wood. Austerlitz is the story of a man’s search for the answer to his life’s central riddle. A small child when he comes to England on a Kindertransport in the summer of 1939... Read more >
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Austerlitz

Written by W.G. Sebald
Introduction by James Wood


Format: eBook, 320 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: December 6, 2011
Price: $11.99

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The Broken Estate
Essays on Literature and Belief
Written by James Wood


Format: eBook, 304 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: November 6, 2013
Price: $11.99

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