Don't Know Much about Literature: What You Need to Know But Never Learned about Great Books and Authors (Paperback)

What You Need to Know But Never Learned about Great Books and Authors

By Kenneth C. Davis

HarperLuxe, 9780061775055, 319pp.

Publication Date: July 28, 2009



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(R) 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(R) 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 Bronte in the inimitable and endlessly entertaining Don't Know Much About(R) style.