Crossway’s Christian Guides to the Classics series is designed to help readers enjoy the greatest literature in history with the aid of a gifted teacher to answer questions along the way. Popular professor, author, and literary expert Leland Ryken situates each work in its cultural context, incorporates published criticism, includes brief bibliographies for further study, and successfully evaluates the classic text from a Christian worldview through analytic commentary.
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Enjoy the classics as literary expert Leland Ryken takes you on a journey through some of the greatest literature in history! Each volume covers a classic work of literature in just 96 pages, serving as concise companions to the books themselves.
Each guide includes:
• An introduction to the author and the work
• Notes on cultural context
• Definitions of key terms
• Discussion questions
• A bibliography for further study
• A summary of key points and insights to
aid in the reader’s study
About the Author: Leland Ryken (PhD, University of Oregon) served as professor of English at Wheaton College for over 43 years. He has authored or edited over three dozen books, including The Word of God in English and The Complete Literary Guide to the Bible. He is a frequent speaker at the Evangelical Theological Society and served as literary stylist for the English Standard Version Bible.
Crossway’s Christian Guides to the Classics are available at Amazon.com (paperback and Kindle editions)