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Richard Lederer's Classic Literary Trivia - From Mythology Shakespeare and the Bible - cover

Richard Lederer's Classic Literary Trivia - From Mythology Shakespeare and the Bible

Richard Lederer

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

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In this follow-up to Richard Lederer’s Literary Trivia, the author delves into curious facts and anecdotes about mythology, Shakespeare, and the Bible.  Through his numerous books and syndicated columns, Richard Lederer’s infectious love of language and literature has inspired and intrigued readers for decades. Now the author of Lederer on Language and Anguished English delivers a volume full of fascinating trivia about some of Western literature’s most foundational works. Here you will be able to test—and expand—your knowledge of the Bible, ancient Greek mythology, and the plays and poetry of William Shakespeare.

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