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Don't Know Much about Literature: What You Need to Know But Never Learned about Great Books and Authors (Don't Know Much About...)

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From Homer to Harry Potter, from Chaucer to Charlotte's Web, acompelling book of quizzes on history's most influential literary worksand writers
  • Did a whale named "Mocha Dick" inspire Melville's masterpiece?
  • Who was the first poet to speak at a presidential inauguration?
  • Which French-speaking high school football star shook up the literary world?

Do you freeze when someone mentions Faulkner? When the conversation turns to the Odyssey, do you want to take a hike? Have no fear. For years, Kenneth C. Davis's New York Times bestselling Don't Know Much About® books have enlightened and enthralled us with a winning blend of fascinating facts and wonderfully irreverent fun. Now he sets his sights on our literary IQ in Don't Know Much About® Literature. With this rich treasure trove of knowledge and intriguing information about the world's great books and authors, Kenneth Davis and his daughter, Jenny, demystify Dracula, capture Kafka, and help you brush up on your Brontë in the inimitable and endlessly entertaining Don't Know Much About® style.

Synopsis:

The latest addition to the bestselling Don't Know Much About series is a compelling compendium of history's greatest and most influential works and writers.

About the Author

Kenneth C. Davis is the New York Times bestselling author of A Nation Rising; America's Hidden History; and Don't Know Much About® History, which spent thirty-five consecutive weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, sold more than 1.6 million copies, and gave rise to his phenomenal Don't Kn

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061719806
Subtitle:
What You Need to Know but Never Learned About Great Books and Authors
Author:
Davis, Kenneth C
Author:
Davis, Kenneth C.
Author:
Davis, Jenny
Author:
Rehr, Elane
Author:
Richardson, Brenda Lane
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Subject:
General
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Questions and answers
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
General Reference
Subject:
Parenting
Subject:
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Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
Don't Know Much About...
Publication Date:
20090728
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.00x5.32x.56 in. .39 lbs.

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