The Book of Great Books
A Guide to 100 World Classics
ISBN10: 1586632043 ISBN13: 9781586632045 Publisher: Sterling Pub Co Inc Published: Apr 1 2001 Pages: 866 Weight: 2.90lbs. Height: 9.75" Width: 6.50" Depth: 1.75" Language: English
This useful guide is the key to unlocking the secrets of 100 of the world's most enduring novels, plays, and epic poems. More than simply a collection of tasty plot summaries, The Book of Great Books is a treasure chest of information. Provided with each entry are a thumbnail historical background, the story's main themes and symbols, insights into the language and style of the work, critical perspectives, and a remarkable character diagram that clarifies the relationships among the characters. High comedy, foul murder, political intrigue, and the world's greatest love stories -- the pantheon of great works is yours to enjoy with a landmark volume that makes great writing more accessible.