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The Literature Book
The Literature Book | DK
A global look at the greatest works of Eastern and Western literature and the themes that unite them, for students and lovers of literature and reading. The Literature Book is a fascinating journey through the greatest works of world literature, from the Iliad to Don Quixote to The Great Gatsby. Around 100 crystal-clear articles explore landmark novels, short stories, plays, and poetry that reinvented the art of writing in their time, whether Ancient Greece, post-classical Europe, or modern-day Korea. As part of DK's award-winning Big Ideas Simply Explained series, The Literature Book uses infographics and images to explain key ideas and themes. Biographies of important authors offer insight into their lives and other writings, and a section on Further Reading details more than 150 additional works to explore. Discover masterpieces from the world's greatest authors, and explore the context, creative history, and literary traditions that influenced each major work of fiction with The Literature Book.
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arubabookwoman
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Due to all the doctor's appointments etc associated with my husband's transplant it's been hard for me to visit a bookstore for several months. Finally got to stop by one of my favorite indies today, and I might have bought a few books.

rretzler 💕 2mo
BiblioLitten 💕 2mo
Bookwomble Wishing your husband well, Deborah 💗 2mo
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Leftcoastzen Hope he‘s doing well.Hugs to you! 2mo
Tanisha_A YES! 😀 2mo
Tanisha_A Wishing your husband a fast recovery! 2mo
Theaelizabet Hugs to you and your husband.💕 2mo
arubabookwoman @Tanisha_A @Theaelizabet @Leftcoastzen @Bookwomble @BiblioLitten @rretzler Thank you. It‘s a long process. At day 76 post-transplant it‘s still a roller coaster ride. (edited) 2mo
Graywacke Wishing you well and your husband a good recovery. 1mo
Nute Thinking of you and your husband. Hoping that things are going well. {{{HUGS}}} 1mo
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tina_b.ooks
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When your trip to the bookstore ends in a personal crisis, because you realise (again) that there's no chance at all that you'll every be able to read all the books you want in one lifetime... 😭

TrishB Nope, not a chance! 3mo
Bookwomble This is true, but then you get to curate your life! 3mo
Sarah83 Which bookstore is it? 3mo
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Sarah83 Really? Haven't seen a Thalia like that. The ones I know have a lot of green in their decoration 3mo
tina_b.ooks @Sarah83 It's the one Thalia I like. I usually prefer independent bookstores, but English books aren't that easy to get in Vienna and this one has at least a bit of a selection and is almost in front of my doorstep. 3mo
Sarah83 I forget that you live in Vienna. 🤣 For sure it looks different.. 3mo
tina_b.ooks @Sarah83 I've actually never payed atention to the way they look, so I couldn't even tell how other Thalia stores look 😅 3mo
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fandom_hellspawn99
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What the heck I even reached 5,000 litfluence today! Today's just going my way 😎 #Litfluence #Litsy

julesG 👏👏👏🎉🎉 5mo
Erofan Congratulations 🎉 5mo
BookwormAHN Congratulations 👏🏻 5mo
tournevis 💃🕺💃🕺💃🕺💃🕺💃🕺💃🕺 5mo
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TheBookDream
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This is what I got last night with the gift card. I think I‘m going to try something new. I often listen to soundtracks or mixes while reading. If it‘s an 8tracks mix, I‘ll post the link. #litjournal
This moment‘s #8tracks: http://8tracks.com/gfhsrtjgrsjtej/soundtracks-to-make-you-cry

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BookishMarginalia
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Amen.

Dragon So true 👍🐉 2y
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Sarah83
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My bookish and owlish stuff, I got in Nürnberg and Rothenburg. 😍

nightwitch Both beautiful cities! 2y
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Godmotherx5
The Literature Book | DK Publishing
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This is a book I keep #OnYourShelfAllYear Seeing it there makes me feel savvy. #JingleShelves @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @bookloo

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I may need this one!!!! 😊 2y
bookloo Haha! It should. This is super cool. ♥️ 2y
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Sarah83
The Literature Book | DK Publishing
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I only bought one book today. But it's such a great one. 😍

ju.ca.no Oh wie toll! Das kenn ich noch gar nicht😍 ich hab das Soziologie Buch von dieser Ausgabe, die sind wirklich super😊 2y
Sarah83 @ju.ca.no ich glaube, ich hatte es auf Englisch letztens schon mal gesehen. Grad hatten sie das Deutsche bei Thalia. Auch wenn ich eigentlich nichts kaufen wollte. 😎 2y
ju.ca.no @Sarah83 haha ja das geht mir bei Thalia auch immer so😅 2y
Sarah83 @ju.ca.no bei mir in Mayerschen oder beim Hugendubel. 😁 2y
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Fancypants
The Literature Book | DK Publishing
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Really interesting series. I'm trying to make my way through but they are heavy books. Tons of information. I think something worth picking up if you want broad brush strokes of a subject.

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hlgreenfield
The Literature Book | DK Publishing
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Has anyone read this? I just saw it in the bookshop and really, really wanted to buy it, but I promised myself no more books until the 15th! I'm still wondering if it's good though and whether I'll buy it after!

StacksNShelves I have a copy, but haven't read through all of it. I would say that it's a good book to have in ones home library. 3y
hlgreenfield @StacksNShelves thanks for the input :) that's the impression I got from a fast skimming in the store! I'll probably buy it eventually! It did look very neat! 3y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk @hlgreenfield I own a copy that's just about Shakespeare and I've also seen one just about Sherlock Holmes. They're more "skim or reference occasionally" kind of books, but useful. 3y
hlgreenfield @TobeyTheScavengerMonk thanks. That's the kind of idea I got from it. Not to read from cover to cover, but fun to skim through! I love reference books though and it'd look really nice in my bookcase 😁 3y
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Peddler410
The Literature Book | DK Publishing
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I WILL be going back for this one!

MrBook I want this one too!!! 😁👏🏻 3y
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Kathrin
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Don't read this book, if you are not willing to add massively to your TBR list. It really gives the reader a nice overiew over the history of literature, major genres and themes.

kaykay521 I loved this book! Have you read the one on Shakespeare? 3y
Kathrin @kaykay521 No, I haven't. This was my first one from this series. 3y
Graciouswarriorprincess Love this and the Shakespeare one too. 3y
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Kathrin
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The book talks about King Lear here. .. but this reminded me of someone w/o the reflection part though.

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Kathrin
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I need to come up with an old English kenning for "1st day back at work after staycation sucks". How about "whine-day" or "mind-crumble".

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Kathrin
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Kindle version is 1.99 right now.

I started reading yesterday and I can already feel my TBR expanding!

Laura317 Thanks for the heads up!! Just snagged it. 3y
Kathrin @Laura317 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 3y
Graciouswarriorprincess I just bought this book. I loved it the moment that I saw it!📚 3y
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JoeStalksBeck
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Found this for free in Amazon. Let's see what hidden treasures this holds

LA_Mead For free?!? 3y
Theresa Yeah, what @LA_Mead said. 😆 3y
pppooraikul What? May I join -- for FREE?! 3y
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Fortifiedbybooks I just checked Amazon and it's $1.99 now 3y
JoeStalksBeck @Fortifiedbybooks I got it a few days ago. I have went back to some audiobooks that were free to listen to at one time but aren't anymore :( 3y
mjdowens I got this one for free also. Poor eBooks just sitting there along with a billion others to be read 3y
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Arabiatta
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Thank you @bookriot for the best deal of the day in a while! Maybe a book about books will help me get through this reading slump. Image is made up of chapter headings from the kindle version of the book. Also worth noting that The Sherlock Holmes Book from the same publisher is also at a discount!

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Hooked_on_books
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#augustphotochallenge day 27. I'm finally getting some reading time after a busy day and diving back into Dark Matter, which I'm really enjoying. I'm paging through The Literature Book slowly. I'm usually fairly book monogamous, so this is representative.

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Look what I caught as I was headed to class this morning! When I joined Litsy 3 months ago, I would never have believed how much fun I'd have and how many awesome people I'd meet! I also want to thank y'all for inspiring my book choices and breaking me out of my comfort zone. I'm a lucky lady, truly. 😍📚😍📚

Suzze Congrats! I'm just about halfway there. What fun this is! 🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗 3y
MaryAnn1 Very cool!🤓 3y
megt Yay! Congrats! 🎉🎉🎉 3y
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OSChamberlain Awesomeeee. Welcome to the 5 figure club! So many people reaching 10,000 today! 3y
Simona Congrats 📚🍾 3y
LeahBergen Yay!! 🎉🎉 3y
ScrappyMags Holy Moley! 3y
LauraBeth Yay 📚🎉📚 3y
britt_brooke 🙌🏻🙌🏻 Awesome!! 3y
Zelma Whoa! That is impressive! 👏 3y
PurpleyPumpkin This is great, congrats!🎉🎊🎉🎊 3y
kspenmoll Fabulous! Congrats!!🎉🎉 3y
MrBook Fantastic! Superb! Congratulations 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👍🏻🙌🏻! Bravo! 😆👏🏻 3y
Cinfhen Yay! That's awesome to be so loved😉 3y
Laura317 Yay!! 😀👍🏼🎉 3y
quirkyreader Hurrah for you 🐸🐙 3y
LitHousewife 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 3y
Shemac77 Boom! 3y
UwannaPublishme Woo hoo! Congrats to you! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
DebinHawaii Congrats! 👍😀 3y
BookishClaire Woahhhhh congrats 3y
pppooraikul Congrats! Impressive number. 😁🎉🎉👍 3y
Lizpixie Congrats! Me too! 3y
erzascarletbookgasm Wow! Congrats for the awesome stats! I'm still a newbie and a slow reader 😅 3y
moranadatter Yay!🎉 3y
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KrisConstantReader
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Ebook deal today...this one looks like a great one.

MrsV Thank you! I had my eye on this since someone posted about this before! 3y
Pete I picked this up. Thank you! 3y
KrisConstantReader @Pete @MrsV you're very welcome! I picked it up also. 3y
Lola Yes!! I just picked this up. I saw this in the book-flesh at Costco a few weeks ago and posted a pic here-it's gorgeous. Will read well on a tablet, I believe. 3y
KrisConstantReader @Lola I bet it's better to have the actual book, I think I'll be looking for this one for sure. 3y
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Hooked_on_books
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This may be one where the physical book is better than the e version, but wanted to make sure people saw this deal. On Nook, Kobo and Apple today!

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niftytiffd
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Leaving a bookstore empty-handed is not an option. 📚 Thanks for the recommendation, @Liberty (The Literature Book)!! 😁

OSChamberlain It should be illegal! 3y
niftytiffd Absolutely, @OSChamberlain! 🚫🚨🚔 Lol. 3y
Hooked_on_books How true! 3y
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jpmcwisemorgan

So I might have ordered this for #NationalBookLoversDay. That's ok, right? 😉

Leelee08 I just put it in my Amazon cart, too! I think I'm in love with this book..... 3y
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Liberty
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My friend let me pick out a book for my birthday, and this was what I wanted. She delivered it today and WOW. IT IS AN EPIC NERDPURR!!! I think working for DK must be AMAZING. 📚🤘🏻♥️

DiruVamp This sounds right up my nerdy alley! 🤓📚 3y
jpmcwisemorgan Um so this "jumped" into my Amazon cart while I was shopping for my kitchen. I have no idea how that happened! 3y
Tammygrrrl Can you post some inside pics? 3y
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Graciouswarriorprincess I love and when it came into work, I grabbed it! On my wish list, it's amazing! 3y
MamaGina Nerd Purr, now that's an expression!lol 3y
whitney_archer Love this one! 3y
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Lola
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Costco. Can't leave it without checking out the book section. This one looks interesting.

LauraBeth I'm that twit you see in Costco lounging on the patio furniture and reading something from their book table 😀 3y
Lindy @LauraBeth ...and snacking on product samples? Might as well feel totally comfortable... 😉 3y
Lola @LauraBeth @Lindy It's really the perfect way to while away some time. The only thing they need to make it better are coffee and wine samples. 😉 3y
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LauraBeth I'm not above crafting together a lunch from Costco samples @lindy! 3y
LauraBeth If they had that then I'd never leave @Lola 😀 3y
Lindy @LauraBeth @lola 🍷🍻🍸🍹🍾👍 3y
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Thekelburrows
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And then your TBR list goes *boom*

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TsahaiMakeda
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In the library at my son's HS while he's taking his senior pics. 😊 📚 Of course I'm going to browse. Think I want to get this.

BookishMarginalia They had it at Costco this week (in PR at least). 3y
TsahaiMakeda Thanks for that info @BookishMarginalia. I'm going to scan Amazon and BN see what kind of deals they have, if any. 3y
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