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Best Literature Books That Should Be On Your Bookshelf

Here is a list of the best Literature books, some I have read myself, some that I did research on, and all have great reviews!

Literature: What Every Catholic Should Know (2019)

 Best Literature Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfThe new What Every Catholic Should Know series is intended for the average faithful Catholic who wants to know more about Catholic faith and culture. The authors in this series take a panoramic approach to the topic of each book aimed at a non-specialist but enthusiastic readership.
Author(s): Joseph Pearce

How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines, Revised Edition (2014)

 Best Literature Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfA thoroughly revised and updated edition of Thomas C. Foster’s classic guide—a lively and entertaining introduction to literature and literary basics, including symbols, themes and contexts, that shows you how to make your everyday reading experience more rewarding and enjoyable.While many books can be enjoyed for their basic stories, there are often deeper literary meanings interwoven in these texts.
Author(s): Thomas C Foster

Literature: A Portable Anthology (2016)

 Best Literature Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfCombining classic and contemporary fiction, poetry, and drama, Literature: A Portable Anthology is an affordable collection of writing from a variety of authors, including Edgar Allan Poe, Emily Dickinson, Langston Hughes, Jhumpa Lahiri, Junot Díaz, Joy Harjo, and Rita Dove.
Author(s): Janet E. Gardner, Beverly Lawn, et al.

The Norton Anthology of English Literature (Tenth Edition) (Vol. Package 1: Volumes A, B, C) (2018)

 Best Literature Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfA responsive, refreshed, and media-rich revision of the best-selling anthology in the field The most trusted anthology for complete works and helpful editorial apparatus. The Tenth Edition supports survey and period courses with NEW complete major works, NEW contemporary writers, and dynamic and easy-to-access digital resources. NEW video modules help introduce students to literature in multiple exciting ways.
Author(s): Stephen Greenblatt

The Norton Anthology of American Literature (Ninth Edition) (Vol. Package 1: Volumes A and B) (2016)

 Best Literature Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfA responsive, refreshed, and media-rich revision of the market-leading anthology of American literature. The most-trusted anthology for complete works, balanced selections, and helpful editorial apparatus, The Norton Anthology of American Literature features a cover-to-cover revision. The Ninth Edition introduces new General Editor Robert Levine and three new-generation editors who have reenergized the volume across the centuries.
Author(s): Robert S. Levine , Michael A. Elliott, et al.

The Norton Anthology of American Literature (Ninth Edition) (Vol. Package 2: Volumes C, D, E) (Norton Anthology of American Literature, package 2) (2016)

 Best Literature Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfA responsive, refreshed, and media-rich revision of the market-leading anthology of American literature. The most-trusted anthology for complete works, balanced selections, and helpful editorial apparatus, The Norton Anthology of American Literature features a cover-to-cover revision.
Author(s): Robert S. Levine , Michael A. Elliott, et al.

The Norton Anthology of American Literature, 8th Edition (2012)

 Best Literature Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfThe most trusted anthology for complete works, balanced selections, and helpful editorial apparatus.The Norton Anthology of American Literature, Shorter Eighth Edition, features a diverse and balanced variety of works and thorough but judicious editorial apparatus throughout. The new edition, which also newly includes much-requested authors and selections and 130 in-text images, remains an unmatched value for students.
Author(s): Nina Baym , Robert S. Levine, et al.

The Norton Anthology of American Literature (Shorter Ninth Edition) (Vol. Volume 1) (2017)

 Best Literature Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfA responsive, refreshed, and media-rich revision of the market-leading anthology The most trusted anthology for complete works, balanced selections, and helpful editorial apparatus, The Norton Anthology of American Literature, Shorter Ninth Edition, features a cover-to-cover revision. General Editor Robert Levine and the four period editors―three of whom are new to the team―have reenergized the anthology.
Author(s): Robert S. Levine

The Penguin Book of Migration Literature: Departures, Arrivals, Generations, Returns (2019)

 Best Literature Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfEvery year, three to four million people move to a new country. From war refugees to corporate expats, migrants constantly reshape their places of origin and arrival.
Author(s): Dohra Ahmad, Edwidge Danticat

Best Literature Books that Should be on Your Bookshelf

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some literature books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Children’s Literature of the English Renaissance

Author(s): Warren W. Wooden
ID: 1635352, Publisher: The University Press of Kentucky, Year: ‎2015, Size: 13 Mb, Format: pdf

Language, discourse, and literature : an introductory reader in discourse stylistics

Author(s): Ronald Carter; Paul Simpson
ID: 1175103, Publisher: Routledge, Year: [1995], Size: 2 Mb, Format: pdf

Against the tide : the story of Watchman Nee

Author(s): Angus I Kinnear
ID: 878487, Publisher: Christian Literature Crusade , Year: [1974, Size: 2 Mb, Format: epub

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are truly record-breakers according to The New York Times, others are written by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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