Beowulf on the Beach: What to Love and What to Skip in Literature's 50 Greatest Hits

Beowulf on the Beach: What to Love and What to Skip in Literature's 50 Greatest Hits

Jack Murnighan


suppose undesirable approximately no longer analyzing or now not having fun with the so-called nice books? Don’t sweat it, it’s now not your fault. Did someone let you know that Anna Karenina is a seashore learn, that Dickens is hilarious, that the Iliad’s conflict scenes rival Hollywood’s for gore, or that Joyce is at his top while he’s conversing approximately booze, intercourse, or organ meats?

Writer and professor Jack Murnighan says it’s time to provide literature one other glance, yet this time you’ll take pleasure in your self. With a bit support, you’ll see simply how nice the nice books are: how they could make you chortle, moisten your eyes, flip you on, and go away you awestruck and deeply moved. Beowulf at the Beach is your box guide–erudite, witty, and fun-loving–for aiding you learn and savor fifty of the largest (and such a lot skipped) classics of all time. for every booklet, Murnighan unearths tips on how to get the main from your analyzing and offers a crib sheet that incorporates the excitement, the easiest Line, What’s horny, and What to pass.

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