Don't Know Much About Literature
What You Need to Know but Never Learned About Great Books and AuthorsBook - 2009
A compelling compendium of history's greatest and most influential works and writers--from Homer to Harry Potter, from Chaucer to "Charlotte's Web."
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.
Presents trivia and quizzes on miscellaneous aspects of literature and great authors, including quizzes on Charles Dickens, Beowulf, Nobel Prize winners, famous first lines, and banned books.
A latest addition to the best-selling series that includes Don't Know Much About® Anything Else covers everything from Chaucer and Beowulf to Harry Potter and the Beats while sharing profiles of favorite authors, characters, and stories. 100,000 first printing. Original.