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Description - The Literature Student's Survival Kit by Ian Littlewood

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. This one-stop reference book brings together the essential biblical, classical, historical, and academic information that students need to survive their literary studies. It includes: An overview of the Bible, its books, characters, episodes, and places A guide to classical mythology Timelines that situate literary figures in relation to historical events and key social, cultural, and linguistic changes Information on individuals, events, movements, and concepts that had an impact on the literature of each period. Maps illustrating the biblical world, the classical world, the age of exploration, and particular demographic and social changes. Glossaries of literary and critical terms A list of literary critics and what they are known for. Advice on how to write essays at university level. Written in a clear and accessible style, The Literature Student's Survival Kit enables students to approach their studies with self-assurance.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781405122849
ISBN-10: 1405122846
Format: Hardback
(239mm x 168mm x mm)
Pages: 312
Imprint: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 23-Dec-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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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).

Books By Ian Littlewood

Literature Student's Survival Kit by Ian Littlewood
Paperback, November 2005
Sultry Climates by Ian Littlewood
Paperback, March 2003
Mansfield Park by Ian Littlewood
Paperback, December 1992
Pride and Prejudice by Ian Littlewood
Paperback, May 1992