Author(s): John Sutherland
"'As a guidebook, it's a cracker. What Sutherland has to offer is formidable breadth of reading, a generous spirit and a resounding enthusiasm for his subject.' (Sam Leith, Spectator) 'Written in prose that is clear and free from the diktat of theory and criticism, A Little History of Literature is an enjoyable account of a lifelong involvement with literature.' (John Vukmirovich, Times Literary Supplement) 'A Little History of Literature, which begins with Beowulf and ends with bestsellers, is primarily a guide for teenagers, and John Sutherland brings to the vast and unruly subject some order, clarity and commonsense.' (Frances Wilson, New Statesman)"
John Sutherland is Lord Northcliffe Professor Emeritus of Modern English Literature, University College London. He has taught students at every level and is the author or editor of more than 20 books. He lives in London.