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How to Begin Studying English Literature
     

How to Begin Studying English Literature

by Nicholas Marsh
 

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How to Begin Studying English Literature has established itself as one of the most successful and popular introductory student guides in the field. This fourth edition has been fully revised and expanded throughout, and now includes more examples and commentary on texts as well as a third essay-writing chapter, tackling critics and context.

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How to Begin Studying English Literature has established itself as one of the most successful and popular introductory student guides in the field. This fourth edition has been fully revised and expanded throughout, and now includes more examples and commentary on texts as well as a third essay-writing chapter, tackling critics and context.

This book shows the reader how to approach novels, plays and poems, featuring chapters on themes, characters, structure, style, irony and analysis. In addition, sections on revision, exams and further development of study skills make this book an invaluable companion for anyone beginning to study English literature.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780333968710
Publisher:
MacMillan Higher Education
Publication date:
08/28/2002
Edition description:
New Edition

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This has long been one of the best guides for students embarking on the serious analysis of literature. Its no-nonsense, jargon-free, walk-thrhough approach makes it an indispensable manual for bother reading and writing about literature.' - Jonathan P. A. Sell, University of Alcalá, Spain

'Written in a clear and accessible style, this excellent book takes students through the process of studying and writing about English Literature. It is a useful and valuable contribution to the subject. Highly recommended.' - Andrew Edwards, Wrexham Glynd?r University, UK

Meet the Author

Nicholas Marsh was formerly a teacher of English at Francis Holland School, Regent's Park, UK. He is the author of many books, including titles on Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Emily Brontë, Blake, Lawrence and Virginia Woolf.

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