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The Literature Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained

The Literature Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained
 

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, o... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781465429889
Barcode 9781465429889
Published 1 March 2016 by DK PUBLISHING (DORLING KINDERS
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781465429889
ISBN-10 1465429883
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher DK PUBLISHING (DORLING KINDERS
Imprint DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
Publication Date 1 March 2016
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By DK
Series Big Ideas Simply Explained
Category Literary Studies: General
Encyclopaedias & Reference Works
Number of Pages 352
Dimensions Width: 203mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 33mm
Weight 1,157g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Literature - Philosophy, Literature - History and criticism
NBS Text Literary Criticism
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 809.911
Catalogue Code 921751

Description of this Book

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. Series Overview: Big Ideas Simply Explained series uses creative design and innovative graphics, along with straightforward and engaging writing, to make complex subjects easier to understand. These award-winning books provide just the information needed for students, families, or anyone interested in concise, thought-provoking refreshers on a single subject.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review [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

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Author's Bio

DK was founded in London in 1974 and is now the world's leading illustrated reference publisher and part of Penguin Random House, formed on July 1, 2013. DK publishes highly visual, photographic nonfiction for adults and children. DK produces content for consumers in over 87 countries and in 62 languages, with offices in Delhi, London, Melbourne, Munich, New York, and Toronto. DK's aim is to inform, enrich, and entertain readers of all ages, and everything DK publishes, whether print or digital, embodies the unique DK design approach. DK brings unrivalled clarity to a wide range of topics with a unique combination of words and pictures, put together to spectacular effect. We have a reputation for innovation in design for both print and digital products. Our adult range spans travel, including the award-winning DK Eyewitness Travel Guides, history, science, nature, sport, gardening, cookery, and parenting. DK's extensive children's list showcases a fantastic store of information for children, toddlers, and babies. DK covers everything from animals and the human body, to homework help and craft activities, together with an impressive list of licensing titles, including the bestselling LEGO(R) books. DK acts as the parent company for Alpha Books, publisher of the Idiot's Guides series and Prima Games, video gaming publishers, as well as the award-winning travel publisher, Rough Guides.

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