Literature, like art, architecture and music, communicates the joy, pain and confusion of what it means to be a human being. I’ve taught literature for many years, I love it, and I want to share my enjoyment with you. Maybe you are reading a text because you are studying for an advanced or university level exam. There are some excellent study guides, but sometimes you need more detail or background knowledge which I hope you will find here. Maybe you simply want to know more about some of the most wonderful writing in English. Read on.