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    The literature book / James Canton, consultant editor.
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    New York, New York : DK Publishing, [2016]
  • Literature -- History and criticism.
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    352 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
    First American edition.
    Heroes and legends (3000 BCE-1300 CE) -- Renaissance to Enlightenment (1300-1800) -- Romanticism and the rise of the novel (1800-1855) -- Depicting real life (1855-1900) -- Breaking with tradition (1900-1945) -- Postwar writing (1945-1970) -- Contemporary literature (1970-Present).
    The Literature Book examines "the greatest works of world literature, from the Iliad to Don Quixote to The Great Gatsby." Around 100... 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.
    What does the white whale symbolize in Moby-Dick? What is stream-of-consciousness writing? What do Lolita and A Clockwork Orange have in common?
    Part of DK’s bestselling Big Ideas series, The Literature Book answers these questions and more as it examines the world’s most celebrated books, plays, and poetry. This includes Latin American and African fiction, and best-selling masterpieces from the most renowned authors ever to have lived. Revisit your favorite works and discover new ones – from ancient epics including Homer’s Iliad through modernist masterpieces such as James Joyce’s Ulysses to contemporary fiction such as Zadie Smith’s White Teeth.
    Using the Big Ideas series’ trademark combination of stunning images and inspirational quotes that jump out from the pages, the most significant pieces of writing have never been easier to understand. Delve into the famed fiction of Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde, and more with in-depth literary criticism and interesting author biographies, giving each work of literature a new meaning. Explore key themes, characters, and plot summaries with bold graphics, and discover the wider social and cultural context of each work with detailed, authoritative text.
    Whether you’re a student of literature or simply an avid book lover, you’ll find plenty of inspiration for further reading here. (Publisher)
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    Big ideas simply explained
    Big ideas simply explained.
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