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Summary and Analysis of How to Read Literature Like a Professor

So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of How to Read Literature Like a Professor tells you what you need to know—before or after you read Thomas C. Foster’s book.
Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader. 
This summary of How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster includes:
Historical contextChapter-by-chapter overviewsImportant quotesFascinating triviaA glossary of termsSupporting material to enhance your understanding of the original work 
About How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster:
Thomas C. Foster’s How to Read Literature Like a Professor is a series of short essays that show readers how to “read between the lines” and make great books come alive.
Based on Professor Foster’s years as a teacher of literature, Foster explains how authors use the English language to accomplish their goals and how we can recognize literary ideas in a wide range of works. The tools he offers can be applied to any book—from the classics to the latest blockbusters.
The summary and analysis in this ebook are intended to complement your reading experience and bring you closer to a great work of nonfiction.
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    “Books About Books: A Conversation with Best-selling Author and Local Professor Thomas C. Foster.” Mlive.com.

    “How to Choose ‘25 Books That Shaped America’.” The Atlantic.

    “Interesting Readings.” Thomas C. Foster.

    “Lit-reading Guide a Critical Success.” The Columbus Dispatch.

    “A Teacher’s Guide to How to Read Literature Like a Professor.” HarperCollins.


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