Literature Student's Survival Kit What Every Reader Needs to Know

ISBN-10: 1405122854
ISBN-13: 9781405122856
Edition: 2006 (Revised)
Authors: Ian Littlewood
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List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/3/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 314
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.968
Language: English

Who was Absalom? What was Deism? When was the Industrial Revolution? How do you tell a strong rhyme from a weak? And what do you do when panic sets in at the approach of exams? The Literature Studentrsquo;s Survival Kit gives students embarking on a literature degree all the background information they need to stay afloat. It brings together the essential biblical, classical, historical, and academic material in a one-stop reference book that includes: bull; bull;An overview of the Bible, its books, characters, episodes, and places. bull;A guide to classical mythology. bull;Timelines that situate literary figures in relation to historical events and key social, cultural, and linguistic changes. bull;Information on individuals, events, movements, and concepts that had an impact on the literature of each period. bull;A glossary of literary terms, with a separate section on poetry. bull;Advice on how to handle essays and exams at university level. Written in a clear and accessible style, The Literature Studentrsquo;s Survival Kit will enable students to approach their studies with confidence.

Foreword
Acknowledgments
List of Maps
Surviving the Bible
Books of the Bible
Historical Framework
The Bible in English
Dictionary
Surviving the Classics
Dictionary
Surviving History
Timelines
Dictionary of Background Information
The Roman Conquest to the Wars of the Roses
The Tudors to the Commonwealth
The Restoration to the American Revolution
The Romantics and the Nineteenth Century
The Twentieth Century
Fifty Dates
English Monarchs
Surviving the Academy
Reading about Literature
Literary Terms
Poetry
Roman Numerals
The Critical Background
Writing about Literature
A Survivor's Guide to Punctuation
A Survivor's Guide to Grammatical Terms
A Survivor's Guide to Fifty Common Errors
A Survivor's Guide to Writing Essays
A Survivor's Guide to Exams
Index

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