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Throughout history and around the world, certain books have made such an impact on readers that they created a permanent place in literature. Often, these books illustrate elements of humanity that resonate with people, such as class struggle or finding oneself. Other times, what the book brings is so unique or groundbreaking that it serves as an example for the next generation of literature. This course will explore ten literary masterpieces from around the world and why they have earned a measure of importance.
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“This has been my favorite course so far! Please write more… I learned so much. I’m a reader and some of these books I’ve never heard of and now that I know of their importance, I am going to. Thank you! Please write more!”
“Really good lesson structure. Thoroughly enjoyed the course. Hadn’t heard of some of works but will follow up. Thanks.”
“Spoiler alert! If you love classics but haven’t read the ones on this list you might want to skip some lessons before you do. That being said, the synopses and literary interpretations are masterful.”
Lesson 1. Anna Karenina (1878)
Lesson 2. Metamorphosis (1915)
Lesson 3. Siddhartha (1922)
Lesson 4. Finnegans Wake (1939)
Lesson 5. The Stranger (1942)
Lesson 6. Lolita (1955)
Lesson 7. Things Fall Apart (1958)
Lesson 8. One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967)
Lesson 9. Midnight’s Children (1981)
Lesson 10. Beloved (1987)
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