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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!

1. The Norton Introduction to Literature (Portable Twelfth Edition) (2016)

Best Literature Books that Should be on Your BookshelfThe most trusted guide for helping students read critically and write carefully.The Norton Introduction to Literature, Portable Edition, offers an affordable and diverse selection of classic and contemporary literature, the most carefully edited apparatus for analyzing texts and writing thoughtfully, and a wider, more accessible array of student and instructor media. All this, plus a customizable print option, make it a perfect fit for any course. #15,280 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #108 in Literature #20 in Rhetoric (Books) #7…
Author(s): Kelly J. Mays

2. 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. Forthcoming titles planned for this series include: literature, salvation, mercy, history, art, music and philosophy.In Literature: What Every Catholic Should Know, Joseph Pearce provides a survey of literary works of which all Catholics should be aware. Beginning with Homer and Virgil, the…
Author(s): Joseph Pearce

3. 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. How to Read Literature Like a Professor helps us to discover those hidden truths by looking at literature with the eyes—and the…
Author(s): Thomas C Foster

4. 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. #17,132 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #293 in Words, Language & Grammar (Books) #126 in Literature #2269 in Literary Fiction (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Janet E. Gardner, Beverly Lawn, et al.

5. 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. These innovations make the Norton an even better teaching tool for instructors and, as ever, an unmatched value for students. #8,770 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #3 in British & Irish Literary…
Author(s): Stephen Greenblatt

6. 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. Fresh scholarship, new authors―with an emphasis on contemporary writers―new topical clusters, and a new ebook make the Norton…
Author(s): Robert S. Levine , Michael A. Elliott, et al.

7. 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. The Ninth Edition introduces new General Editor Robert Levine and three new-generation editors who have reenergized the volume across the centuries. Fresh scholarship, new authors―with an emphasis on contemporary writers―new topical clusters, and a new ebook make the Norton Anthology an even better teaching tool and an unmatched…
Author(s): Robert S. Levine , Michael A. Elliott, et al.

8. 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.

9. 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. Fresh scholarship, NEW authors and topical clusters, a NEW ebook, and an enriched instructor site make the Norton Anthology an even better teaching tool for instructors and an unmatched value for…
Author(s): Robert S. Levine

10. 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. This selection of works collected together for the first time brings together the most compelling literary depictions of migration.Organized in four parts (Departures, Arrivals, Generations, and Returns), The Penguin Book of Migration Literature conveys the intricacy of worldwide migration patterns, the diversity of immigrant experiences, and the commonalities among many of those diverse experiences. Ranging widely across the eighteenth through…
Author(s): Dohra Ahmad, Edwidge Danticat

Books shelved as literature: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, 1984 by George Orwell, Animal Farm by George O Books shelved as english-literature: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë, Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë, 1984 by George “The Goodreads Top 100 Literary Novels of All Time List” represents a list of 100 literary novels recommended by the Goodreads Serious Literature Group for voting by all Goodreads Members via Listopia. PLEASE DO NOT ADD BOOKS TO THIS LIST Definitions of literature have varied over time: it is a “culturally relative definition”. In Western Europe prior to the 18th century, literature denoted all books and writing. A more restricted sense of the term emerged during the Romantic period, in which it began to demarcate “imaginative” writing. Books shelved as classic-literature: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë, The Great Ga

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 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
Publisher: The University Press of Kentucky, Year: ‎2015, Size: 13 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1635352

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

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

Against the tide : the story of Watchman Nee

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

The Unconscious in Philosophy, and French and European Literature: Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century

Author(s): Fernand Vial
Publisher: Rodopi, Year: May 2009, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1352257

Islam, Migrancy, and Hospitality in Europe

Author(s): Meyda Yeğenoğlu
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2112, Size: 4 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1497317

The Language of Surrealism

Author(s): Peter Stockwell
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK;Red Globe Press, Year: 2020, Size: 1 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2314113

Nature-Inspired Optimizers: Theories, Literature Reviews and Applications

Author(s): Seyedali Mirjalili, Jin Song Dong, Andrew Lewis
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2020, Size: 13 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2354927

Nature-inspired Optimizers. Theories, Literature Reviews and Applications

Author(s): Seyedali Mirjalili, Jin Song Dong, Andrew Lewis (eds.)
Publisher: Springer, Year: 2020, Size: 10 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2393499

A Companion to the History of the Book, 2 Vol Set

Author(s): Simon Eliot, Jonathan Rose
Publisher: Wiley/Blackwell, Year: 2020, Size: 9 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2398015

Politics and Digital Literature in the Middle East

Author(s): Nele Lenze
Publisher: Springer International Publishing;Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2019, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2250888

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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