The Literature Book

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A global look at the greatest works of Eastern and Western literature and the themes that unite them, for students and lovers of literature and reading.

The Literature Book is a fascinating journey through the greatest works of world literature, from the Iliad to Don Quixote to The Great Gatsby. Around 100 crystal-clear articles explore landmark novels, short stories, plays, and poetry that reinvented the art of writing in their time, whether Ancient Greece, post-classical Europe, or modern-day Korea.

As part of DK's award-winning Big Ideas Simply Explained series, The Literature Book uses infographics and images to explain key ideas and themes. Biographies of important authors offer insight into their lives and other writings, and a section on Further Reading details more than 150 additional works to explore.

Discover masterpieces from the world's greatest authors, and explore the context, creative history, and literary traditions that influenced each major work of fiction with The Literature Book.

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Publisher
Penguin
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Published on
May 26, 2016
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Pages
352
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ISBN
9781465454553
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Language
English
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Genres
Biography & Autobiography / Literary
Literary Criticism / Books & Reading
Literary Criticism / Subjects & Themes / General
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Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
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Eligible for Family Library

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