Bloom’s Literature: Continue the Conversation from The Great American Read

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Bloom’s Literature: Continue the Conversation from The Great American Read

Are your students and patrons watching The Great American Read on PBS? As part of its celebration of the joy of reading, this eight-part television series presents a list of American readers’ 100 favorite novelsTo build on the excitement and add to the conversation, direct interested readers to Bloom’s Literature, where they can dig deeper into these novels, along with thousands of other classic and popular works. Through overviews and synopses, literary criticism and analyses, entries on topics and themes, discussion questions, full-length film versions, and even the full contents of the books themselves on Bloom’s Literary Classics eBook shelf, users can explore their favorite works of literature in greater depth.

Just some of those beloved novels users can study with Bloom’s Literature include:

  • 1984
  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland*
  • Beloved
  • Bless Me, Ultima
  • The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
  • The Call of the Wild
  • Catch-22
  • The Catcher in the Rye
  • The Chronicles of Narnia
  • The Color Purple
  • Crime and Punishment*
  • Don Quixote*
  • Frankenstein*
  • The Grapes of Wrath
  • Great Expectations*
  • The Great Gatsby
  • Gulliver’s Travels
  • The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Harry Potter series
  • Heart of Darkness
  • Invisible Man
  • Jane Eyre*
  • The Joy Luck Club
  • Little Women*
  • The Lord of the Rings
  • Moby-Dick
  • One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray*
  • The Pilgrim’s Progress*
  • Pride and Prejudice*
  • Siddhartha
  • The Sirens of Titan
  • The Sun Also Rises
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God
  • Things Fall Apart
  • To Kill a Mockingbird
  • War and Peace*
  • White Teeth
  • Wuthering Heights*

*The full text of this classic novel is available in Bloom’s Literature.

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