Providing the keys to understanding time-honored literature so you more enjoyment of the classics
Each Keynote Classics book includes the unabridged original text and more. They also present historical and literary context with guidance so readers can get more from the text and understand, discuss, or write more confidently about classic literature.
Traditional classic books often begin with introductions that present literary analysis by notable scholars. These are informative, but they give away the story and tell you how it should be interpreted. You have a choice between reading these spoilers or diving right in with no context or clues to help you understand these often-challenging books.
Keynote Classics Have a Better Approach
Keynote Classics Introductory Keys simply introduce the work and help you discover deeper meaning by giving you hints about what to look for and pay attention to, such as narrative devices. You will also discover background information about the author's life, historical context, and literary movements to enrich your understanding and enjoyment.
- All books are also available in ebook format.
- In the interest of reducing waste and our carbon footprint, all Keynote Classics books are printed one at a time, as they are ordered, which cuts down on overruns and inventory.
- To offset the impact of book production on the environment, MMW Books, the publisher of Keynote Classics, donates a portion of profits to support efforts to protect and conserve vital ecosystems.