The Literature Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained

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March 1, 2016|
The Literature Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained by Dk
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Books, let’s face it, are better than anything else.” Nick Hornby

Turn the pages of The Literature Book to discover over 100 of the world’s most enthralling reads and the literary geniuses behind them.  

Storytelling is as old as humanity itself. Part of the Big Ideas Simply Explained series, The Literature Book introduces you to ancient classics from the Epic of Gilgamesh written 4,000 years ago, as well as the works of Shakespeare, Voltaire, Tolstoy, and more, and 20th-century masterpieces, including Catch-22, Beloved, and On the Road. The perfect reference for your bookshelf, it answers myriad questions such as what is stream of consciousness, who wrote To Kill a Mockingbird, and what links the poetry of Wordsworth with that of TS Eliot. 

Losing yourself in a great book transports you to another time and place, and The Literature Book sets each title in its social and political context. It helps you appreciate, for example, how Dickens’ Bleak House paints a picture of deprivation in 19th-century England, or how Stalin’s climb to power was the backdrop for George Orwell’s 1984.

With succinct plot summaries, graphics, and inspiring quotations, this is a must-have reference for literature students and the perfect gift for book-lovers everywhere.

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. With over 7 million copies worldwide sold to date, these award-winning books provide just the information needed for students, families, or anyone interested in concise, thought-provoking refreshers on a single subject.


DK was founded in London in 1974 and is now the world leading illustrated reference publisher and a member of the Penguin Random House division of Bertelsmann. DK publishes highly visual, photographic non-fiction for adults and children. DK produces content for consumers in over 100 countries and over 60 languages, with ...
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Title:The Literature Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:352 pages, 9.5 X 8 X 1.06 in
Shipping dimensions:352 pages, 9.5 X 8 X 1.06 in
Published:March 1, 2016
Publisher:DK
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781465429889

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