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Everything you need to know about classic literature in one handy guide by lecturer Maureen Hughes. Covering everything from the authors to the plays themselves and their common themes, accessibility is a key selling point with factboxes highlighting key or curious facts about the subject. Its size makes it the perfect stocking filler for the Christmas market or at anytime ...more
Paperback, 280 pages
Published November 19th 2010 by Remember When (first published June 19th 2010)
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Pro: covers a vast amount of data.
Con: very minimal info for most entries.

Nearly all info is provided in point-form lists. A good source book, if you want to get a feeling for Western literature, from Chaucer to the 20th century. Various sections ("Literary Giants", "Classic Books For Children", etc), various types of information (character lists, popular authors by century, information about norms in each century, etc).

Some deeper information is provided, in the "Literary Giants" section, about
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