By Andrew Bennett,Nicholas Royle

ISBN-10: 1138119032

ISBN-13: 9781138119031

ISBN-10: 1138127116

ISBN-13: 9781138127111

Lively, unique and hugely readable, An advent to Literature, feedback and thought is the basic advisor to literary reviews. beginning at ‘The starting’ and concluding with ‘The End’, chapters diversity from the widespread, similar to ‘Character’, ‘Narrative’ and ‘The Author’, to the more odd, comparable to ‘Secrets’, ‘Pleasure’ and ‘Ghosts’. Now in its 5th variation, Bennett and Royle’s vintage textbook effectively illuminates complicated rules by way of enticing at once with literary works, in order that a analyzing of Jane Eyre opens up methods of considering racial distinction, for instance, whereas Chaucer, Raymond Chandler and Monty Python are all invoked in a dialogue of literature and laughter.

The 5th version has been revised all through and comprises 4 new chapters – ‘Feelings’, ‘Wounds’, ‘Body’ and ‘Love’ – to include interesting contemporary advancements in literary reports. as well as additional studying sections on the finish of every bankruptcy, the publication encompasses a accomplished bibliography and a thesaurus of key literary phrases.

A breath of clean air in a box which may frequently appear dry and dauntingly theoretical, this publication will open the reader’s eyes to the exhilarating chances of examining and learning literature.

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