General Knowledge

Masterpieces Of World Literature And Why They Matter

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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I have worked as a freelance writer, researcher, and copy editor for over twelve years. Research has been my passion since I was a child. I started with the set of encyclopedias that my parents kept in our family room, and then moved to libraries and eventually, graduate school. My love of learning has helped me grow my knowledge base to include varied topics ranging from literature to genealogy to world cultures. I’m also a bit of a grammar nerd and am particularly fond of the comma. You can visit me online at