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World's Greatest Epics

This is a list of the greatest epics from around the world. It includes both ancient and contemporary works.
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Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) All Quiet on the Western Front is a great book, but how is it an epic? It's not even 300 pages long ...


message 2: by John (new)

John Themis-Athena, I opened this list for general comment and additions, so someone must have added it based on its theme, rather than its adherence to the traditional genre. While it is a great book, I agree with you.


Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) John wrote: "Themis-Athena, I opened this list for general comment and additions, so someone must have added it based on its theme, rather than its adherence to the traditional genre. While it is a great book, ..."

Do you want a librarian to remove it?


message 4: by Mel (new)

Mel Foster "Epic" is a hard genre to get precise agreement about. The one that stood out to me as not belonging was "Hamlet." I voted for some that were marginal in terms of structure-- Lord of the Rings is mostly prose, Sir Gawain is quite short, Dante's Divine Comedy doesn't have the typical epic plot, etc. Thanks for starting this list. I am looking forward to hearing people's thoughts!


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