Publisher description for The essentials of literature in English pre-1914 / Tony Myers.
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This book covers the leading works and authors in the traditional canon of literature in English, and in doing so gives the reader an engaging and knowledgeable insight into the books, their writers, and the connections between them. From Austen to Shakespeare and covering classics favorites
such as David Copperfield, Jane Eyre, and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Essentials of Literature in English is a delightful introduction to the classic works written in English before the First World War. Entries give a plot summary, an analysis of the major themes, a look at the literary
techniques employed by the author and quotes from the original text, as well as a guide to further resources. A full list of authors and a glossary of literary terms are also included and are fully cross-referenced to the alphabetically ordered collection of entries on novels, plays, and
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English literature -- History and criticism -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.