Are expert readers born or are they made? Is the art of reading truly an art or is it a method? For published author and veteran teacher of English Literature Glen Paul Hammond, good reading is a method that can be taught!
The difference between good readers and bad readers is the difference between the eye of the untrained civilian and the detective who is a trained professional. In bold, straightforward and accessible steps The Literary Detective provides the training you have always needed to become an expert reader; it provides the tools necessary to fully appreciate literature and to gain the kind of understanding of the great literary works that you have always wanted.
Whether you are a struggling student or someone who has always wished to discover the true vitality and depth of the classics, The Literary Detective will change the way you approach and understand the great works of literature. It will provide you with the tools to discover the insight and deeper meanings that have enriched the great intellects of history; it will also give each reader an insight into the method behind great writing by revealing the techniques that have made writers like Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald masters of their craft.
Now with illustrations, tables and additional text, anyone can become an expert reader! The Literary Detective, in eighteen chapters, shows you how!