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The Literature Book

Big Ideas Simply Explained
By: DK
Narrated by: Katherine Press
Length: 15 hrs and 20 mins
Categories: Classics, World Literature
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Summary

Exploring more than 100 of the world's most important literary works and the literary geniuses that created them, this book is the perfect introduction to the subject of literature and writing.

The Literature Book features some of the world's most celebrated books, plays and poetry, including Latin American and African fiction, and best-selling masterpieces from the most renowned authors ever to have lived. 

Filled with inspirational quotes, detailed plot summaries and feature boxes bringing the timeless works of literature to life and setting them into their wider social and cultural context. The audiobook also offers a deeper look into the famed fiction of Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde and more, as in-depth literary criticism and interesting authorial biographies give each work of literature a new meaning. 

From Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby to Shelley's Frankenstein, The Literature Book, narrated by Katherine Press, is a must-have for any literature student or fan of fiction.

©2016 Dorling Kindersley Ltd (P)2019 DK Audio

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Would've been a good buy if the narrator showed some enthusiasm for what she was readin' but she droned on a bit, thought my ears were gonna bleed, so it's no to good buy, yes to goodbye.