The Literature Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained

The Literature Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained

by DK

Narrated by Katherine Press

Unabridged — 15 hours, 20 minutes

The Literature Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained

The Literature Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained

by DK

Narrated by Katherine Press

Unabridged — 15 hours, 20 minutes

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Overview

Exploring more than 100 of the world's most important literary works and the literary geniuses that created them, this book is the perfect introduction to the subject of literature and writing.

The Literature Book features some of the world's most celebrated books, plays, and poetry, including Latin American and African fiction, and best-selling masterpieces from the most renowned authors ever to have lived.

Filled with inspirational quotes, detailed plot summaries and feature boxes bringing the timeless works of literature to life and setting them into their wider social and cultural context. The audiobook also offers a deeper look into the famed fiction of Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde, and more, as in-depth literary criticism and interesting authorial biographies give each work of literature a new meaning.


Editorial Reviews

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"[The Big Ideas Simply Explained books] are beautifully illustrated with shadow-like cartoons that break down even the most difficult concepts so they are easier to grasp. These step-by-step diagrams are an incredibly clever learning device to include, especially for visual learners." — Examiner.com

"Clever and engaging" — Booklist

"[An] attractive presentation…" — Booklist

"[T]his book takes you through a whirlwind tour of literature through the ages…quick 'n' dirty summaries of the books you maybe never got around to reading." — RedEye, a Chicago Tribune Publication

"The content and tone seem well suited as preparatory handouts to high school English classes." — Library Journal

"The Literature Book tells the stories behind the stories in an engaging manner that will entice even the reluctant reader." — Voice of Youth Advocates

Product Details

BN ID: 2940177721477
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Publication date: 12/17/2019
Series: DK Big Ideas
Edition description: Unabridged
Sales rank: 200,162
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