How to Begin Studying English Literature has established itself as one of the most successful and popular introductory student guides in the field. This fourth edition has been fully revised and expanded throughout, and now includes more examples and commentary on texts as well as a third essay-writing chapter, tackling critics and context.
This book shows the reader how to approach novels, plays and poems, featuring chapters on themes, characters, structure, style, irony and analysis. In addition, sections on revision, exams and further development of study skills make this book an invaluable companion for anyone beginning to study English literature.
'This has long been one of the best guides for students embarking on the serious analysis of literature. Its no-nonsense, jargon-free, walk-thrhough approach makes it an indispensable manual for bother reading and writing about literature.' - Jonathan P. A. Sell, University of Alcala, Spain 'Written in a clear and accessible style, this excellent book takes students through the process of studying and writing about English Literature. It is a useful and valuable contribution to the subject. Highly recommended.' - Andrew Edwards, Wrexham Glyndwr University, UK
Preface 1. Finding a Theme 2. Looking at Characters 3. Structure and Setting 4. Style and Imagery 5. Irony 6. Writing an Essay I: Answering the Question 7. Writing an Essay II: How to Write Paragraphs 8. Writing an Essay III: The Critics and the Context 9. Exam Revision and Practice 10. Taking Study Further Further Reading Index
Series: Plagrave Study Skills
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 184
Published: 7th June 2016
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.4 x 13.8
Weight (kg): 0.24
Edition Number: 4
Edition Type: Revised