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Literature (Paperback)

What Every Catholic Should Know


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 book progresses chronologically through the greatest works of all time, including Dante, Chaucer, Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Dickens, Chesterton, Eliot, Tolkien and Lewis. 

The 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. 

About the Author

Joseph Pearce is Director of Book Publishing at the Augustine Institute, editor of the St. Austin Review, and the author of books on Shakespeare, Tolkien, Chesterton, and other Christian literary figures.

Praise for Literature: What Every Catholic Should Know

"I will recommend Pearce’s compelling new study to every student whom I teach." 
Jonathan Thorndike, PhD, Professor and Senior Fellow, Belmont University Honors Program

"This book is an invaluable resource." 
David Lyle Jeffrey, FRSC, Distinguished Professor of Literature and the Humanities, Baylor University

"This is an eloquent, keenly reasoned, aptly documented, and indisputably cogent book that belongs in every undergraduate library and that should be required reading by every student who goes to these classics for enlightenment and enchantment." 
Philip C. Kolin, Distinguished Professor of English (Emeritus), University of Southern Mississippi

"This book is a treat for the novice and the lover of Great Books alike, and a humanizing call for Catholics to draw on all the rich and ample resources of our Western literary tradition."
Daniel J. Mahoney, Augustine Chair in Distinguished Scholarship, Assumption College

Published: 2019
Publisher: Ignatius Press | Augustine Institute
Author: Joseph Pearce
Length: 224 pages
Weight: 0.35 lbs

Price: $16.95