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The story of literature in sixteen acts, from Alexander the Great and the Iliad to Don Quixote and Harry Potter, this engaging book brings together remarkable people and surprising events to show how writing shaped cultures, religions, and the history of the world.

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Martin Puchner

Martin Puchner is the Byron and Anita Wien Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Harvard University. His prize-winning books range from philosophy to the arts, and his bestselling Norton Anthology of World Literature and his HarvardX online courses have reached audiences in 160 countries.

Website: martinpuchner.com

Twitter: #martin_puchner

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