ISBN-10:
1405122846
ISBN-13:
9781405122849
Pub. Date:
02/13/2006
Publisher:
Wiley
The Literature Student's Survival Kit: What Every Reader Needs to Know / Edition 1

The Literature Student's Survival Kit: What Every Reader Needs to Know / Edition 1

by Ian Littlewood

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ISBN-13: 9781405122849
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 02/13/2006
Edition description: REV
Pages: 316
Product dimensions: 6.61(w) x 9.39(h) x 0.99(d)

About the Author

Ian Littlewood has taught for many years at the University of Sussex as well as at universities in France, America and Japan. He is the author of a number of books on literature, travel and history, including The Writings of Evelyn Waugh (1983), literary guides to Paris and Venice (1987 and 1991), The Idea of Japan (1996), Sultry Climates (2001) and the Rough Guide History of France (2002).

Table of Contents

Foreword.

Acknowledgments.

1. Surviving the Bible.

Books of the Bible.

Historical Framework.

The Bible in English.

Dictionary.

2. Surviving the Classics.

Dictionary.

3. Surviving History.

Timelines.

Dictionary of Background Information.

The Roman Conquest to the Wars of the Roses.

The Tudors to the Commonwealth.

The Restoration to the American Revoluation.

The Romantics and the Nineteenth Century.

The Twentieth Century.

Fifty Dates.

English Monarchs.

4. Surviving the Academy.

Reading about Literature.

Literary Terms.

Poetry: Poetic Forms, Rhyme, Meter.

Roman Numerals.

The Critical Background.

Writing about Literature.

Survival-level Punctuation.

A Survivor's Guide to Grammatical Terms.

A Survivor’s Guide to Fifty Common Errors.

A Survivor’s Guide to Writing Essays.

Exams.

Index

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