The Book of Great Books
A Guide to 100 World ClassicsBook - 1997
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.
Publisher: New York : Metro Books, c1997.
Characteristics: 866 p. ;,25 cm.