Learn which writers have written about death, love, sex, violence, and life in general. Find out how the quotations from these famous authors and great works of literature relate to the body of literature as a whole. Then, search out the original works to find out what else the Shakespeare, Dickens, Thoreau, Dickinson, Chaucer, Twain, and all the other poets and novels have written on the theme you're researching. Read on.
by Peter Kemp. From the publisher: "A marvelous gathering of 4,000 quotations on the tortures and triumphs of the writer's life, this reference is arranged thematically, allowing readers to dip easily into a chosen topic."
by Lamar Underwood (Editor). Globe Pequot Press. From the publisher: "But who are the ones who make it and how? In spite of the eventual success of the well-known writers in this collection, many of them had to journey to the dark midnight of their souls and back."
by Kirsty Crawford. Cadogan Guides. From the publisher: "'Cadogan's Much Have I Travell'd' is a lively compilation of travel and exploration in all its guises, from the conquering of Mount Everest to the unforgettable words of the love torn lovers in Brief Encounter. It ranges from the ancient world to the present day including quotes from 'Alice In Wonderland,' Spenser's 'Faerie Queen,' Wordsworth, Keats, Yeats, Blake... to novelists Austen, Henry Miller and Hemingway..."
by Michael Macrone. HarperCollins. From the publisher: "Each phrase is presented with background notes, explanations, and literary anecdotes that set it in its original context. With a new filmography of the finest Shakespeare movies, 'Brush Up Your Shakeapeare!' is an accessible and entertaining guide for Bard aficionados and amateurs alike."
by Ben Jacobs (Editor), and Helena Hjalmarsson. Globe Pequot Press. From the publisher: "This robust collection of more than five hundred quotations captures the wisdom and wit of the most insightful things ever said about books, spoken and written by many of the most famous writers from antiquity to the present day."