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Pull everything you can out of the classics!
Leland Ryken provides a clear pathway to understanding the "Great Works" through this engaging series of short guidebooks. Beginning with "why the classics matter" and "how to read a story," readers will find a helpful path to reading and analyzing influential works in the Western canon. Evaluating the text from a distinctly Christian perspective, this guide to Dickens' Great Exp ectations includes commentary, points out various literary devices, summarizes the plot, and examines Dickens' storytelling techniques.
Each book in the Christian Guide to the Classics series provides:
- An introduction to the author and work
- An explanation of the cultural context
- Published criticism
- Definitions of key literary terms
- Discussion questions
- Resources for further study
119 pages, softcover. High School-Adult.
Number of Pages: 96
Publication Date: 2014
|Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.25 (inches)|
Series: Christian Guides to the Classics
Guides readers through Dickenss quintessential coming-of-age novel, Great Expectations, exploring perennial themes related to the nature of love, justice, and heroism. Part of the Christian Guides to the Classics series.
Leland Ryken (PhD, University of Oregon) served as professor of English at Wheaton College for nearly 50 years. He has authored or edited over fifty books, including The Word of God in English and A Complete Handbook of Literary Forms in the Bible. He is a frequent speaker at the Evangelical Theological Society's annual meetings and served as literary stylist for the English Standard Version Bible.
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