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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 Shakespeare's Hamlet includes commentary, points out scriptural allusions and biblical subtext, summarizes the plot, and discusses the various theories of the Bard's most famous play.
Christian Guide to the Classics books provide:
- 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
83 pages, softcover. High School-Adult.
Number of Pages: 96
Publication Date: 2014
|Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.25 (inches)|
Series: Christian Guides to the Classics
A literary expert guides readers through Shakespeares classic tragedy Hamlet, exploring the plays historical context, key themes, and overarching message. 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.