This is one of several titles in Barron's series of Graphic Classics, famous literary works retold in graphic novel form for young readers. Wonderfully atmospheric color illustrations and fast-paced narratives will keep older boys and girls absorbed, and many students will be inspired to delve into the literary classics in their original versions.
A true Greek classic! In the tenth and final year of the Trojan war, Chryses, priest of Apollo attempts to ransom his daughter from Agamemnon, leader of the invading Aecheans who has taken her captive while on a raid. Enter the immortal literary heroes on both sides Achilles, Hector, Patroclus and Priam the King of Troy.
How Literature Works is an indispensable book for any reader seeking a greater appreciation of their favorite novel, poem, or play. It offers a lively and straightforward guide to literary thinking. With a series of compact essays the renowned literary critic John Sutherland--widely admired for his wit and clear reasoning--strips away the obscurity and pretension of literary study. His book offers concise definitions and clear examples of the fifty concepts that all book lovers should know. It includes basic descriptive terms (ambiguity, epic), the core vocabulary of literary culture (genre, style), and devices employed by authors (irony, defamiliarization).
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Oxford Concise Dictionary of Literary Terms
With over 1,000 entries, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms contains all of the most taxing literary terms that readers may come across. Clear and entertaining explanations are given for words such as multi-accentuality, postmodernism, and hypertext. The dictionary also provides extensive coverage of traditional drama, rhetoric, literary history, and textual criticism.
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Barron's Inc. is one of America's leading publishers of education and business information. Barron's Booknotes are the company's popular guides to great works of literature. The Booknotes are an excellent aid for students as well as for anyone interested in hearing another voice or perspective as they read the classics.
Each Booknote guide is written by a respected academic and/or educator and includes classic literary criticism of the work in question, a biography of the author, the author's life and work in the context of the times, and detailed analyses of plot, character, and the literary qualities of the work.
Ernest Hemingway's unique prose employed a spare, brutal style that revolutionized American literature. This volume is designed to present biographical, critical, and bibliographical information on Hemingway's best-known or most important works. Following Harold Bloom's editor's note and introduction is a detailed biography of the author, discussing major life events and important literary accomplishments. A plot summary of each novel follows, tracing significant themes, patterns, and motifs in the work.
Lure of the Arcane: The Literature of Cult and Conspiracy
Fascination with the arcane is a driving force in this comprehensive survey of conspiracy fiction. Theodore Ziolkowski traces the evolution of cults, orders, lodges, secret societies, and conspiracies through various literary manifestations—drama, romance, epic, novel, opera—down to the thrillers of the twenty-first century.