Early World Literature

Early World Literature is a globe-spinning anthology featuring over 20 excerpts and complete texts from the Ancient Era through the Renaissance. Translations are modern and accessible, and introductions authored by contemporary writers accompany each text. The anthology is divided into eight thematic modules and includes 400 study questions, providing readers with interaction on every page.

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Steady encouragement

After each literature selection, students answer a few questions about the main ideas and participate in response boards. This keeps students focused, actively processing the information, and constructing new knowledge.

Presentation and exploration

Eight modules organized by theme such as Quest, Fate, or Virtue present 20 works of early world literature with commentary.

Study questions

More than 400 study questions encourage close reading and guide students to key information.

Everything you need

Early World Literature provides everything you need for an online course including the text, lecture slides, a test bank, and an analytics dashboard. And we can tailor the webtext to match your program’s emphasis, term length, student expectations, and assignment types.

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