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100 ‘most inspiring’ novels revealed by BBC Arts

100 ‘most inspiring’ novels revealed by BBC Arts

Entertainment
A list of the most inspiring novels chosen by a panel of experts has been revealed by BBC Arts.Modern works such as Bridget Jones's Diary and His Dark Materials made the cut along with classics like Pride & Prejudice and Middlemarch.Writers, curators and critics, including Mariella Frostrup, selected the 100 English language Novels That Shaped Our World.The list also includes Jilly Cooper's Riders and Zadie Smith's White Teeth.BBC Arts director Jonty Claypole said he wants the list to be "provocative, spark debate and inspire curiosity."The reveal kickstarts the BBC's year-long celebration of literature. Some of the other novels chosen include A Game of Thrones by Ge...
Stocks making the biggest moves after hours: Snap, Disney, Electronic Arts and more

Stocks making the biggest moves after hours: Snap, Disney, Electronic Arts and more

Finance
Check out the companies making headlines after the bell: Shares of Snap soared as much as 21 percent Tuesday following their fourth-quarter earnings beat. The tech company earned $ 390 million in revenue, beating the expected $ 378 million.The company posted losses per share of 4 cents, smaller than the expected loss of 7 cents. Global Daily active users also beat at 186 million, compared to the estimated 184.26 million, according to FactSet. Average revenue per user was $ 2.09, vs. the $ 2.05 estimated by analysts. Shares of Walt Disney rose almost 2 percent in extended trading Tuesday following better-than-expected first-quarter earnings. The...