The Literature Student's Survival Kit
What Every Reader Needs to Know
By (author) Ian Littlewood
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Literature Student's Survival Kit by Ian Littlewood
Book DescriptionWho was Jezebel? What was the Wooden Horse? When was the Enlightenment? Who were the Luddites? And what is blank verse? The Literature Student's Survival Kit gives students about to embark on a literature degree all the background information they need to stay afloat. * Designed to help literature students stay afloat in their studies * Brings together the biblical, classical, historical and academic information that literature students need * Provides an overview of the Bible, its books, characters, episodes and places. * Contains a guide to classical mythology * Features timelines that situate literary figures in relation to historical events and key social, cultural and linguistic changes * Presents essential information on individuals, events, movements, and concepts that had an impact on the literature of each period * Includes glossaries of literary and critical terms, and a list of key literary critics * Offers advice on how to write essays and how to avoid common linguistic and stylistic errors * Enables students to approach their studies with self-assurance.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405122856
(229mm x 155mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 23-Dec-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Ian Littlewood
Literature Student's Survival Kit, Hardback (December 2005)
Who was Jezebel? What was the Wooden Horse? When was the Enlightenment? Who were the Luddites? And what is blank verse? The Literature Student's Survival Kit gives students about to embark on a literature degree all the background information they need to stay afloat.
Sultry Climates, Paperback (March 2003)
The shadow history of traveling-for erotic fulfillment: "Sex, history, literature, insight, and laughs. A can't-miss package deal. Are continental breakfasts included?"-Carlin Romano, Philadelphia Inquirer.
Pride and Prejudice, Paperback (May 1992)
The garrulous and empty-headed Mrs Bennet has only one aim - that of finding a good match for each of her five daughters. In this, she is mocked by her cynical and indolent husband. This is an ironic novel of manners.
Mansfield Park, Paperback (May 1992)» View all books by Ian Littlewood
Adultery is not a typical Jane Austen theme, but when it disturbs the relatively peaceful household at Mansfield Park, it has quite unexpected results. The heroine, Fanny Price, has to struggle to cope with the results, re-examining her feelings while enduring the amorality, old-fashioned indifference and priggish disapproval of those around her.
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Author Biography - Ian Littlewood
Ian Littlewood has taught for many years at the University of Sussex as well as at universities in France, America and Japan. He is the author of a number of books on literature, travel and history, including The Writings of Evelyn Waugh (1983), literary guides to Paris and Venice (1987 and 1991), The Idea of Japan (1996), Sultry Climates (2001) and the Rough Guide History of France (2002).
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