“A short, brilliant, provocative and often entertainingly upbeat book.”—New Society
“A pointed example of the nature of youth, as represented in the novels of Austen, Balzac, Dickens, Eliot, Flaubert, Goethe and Stendhal ... [Moretti] is undoubtedly a brilliant and searching critic.”—Independent
About the Author
teaches English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. He is the author of Signs Taken for Wonders
, The Way of the World
and Modern Epic
, all from Verso.