The new What Every Catholic Should Know series is intended
for the average faithful Catholic who wants to know more
about Catholic faith and culture. The authors in this series
take a panoramic approach to the topic of each book aimed
at a non-specialist but enthusiastic readership. Forthcoming
titles planned for this series include: literature, salvation,
mercy, history, art, music and philosophy.
In Literature: What Every Catholic Should Know, Joseph Pearce
provides a survey of literary works of which all Catholics
should be aware. Beginning with Homer and Virgil, the book
progresses chronologically through the greatest works of all
time, including Dante, Chaucer, Shakespeare, Jane Austen,
Dickens, Chesterton, Eliot, Tolkien and Lewis.
PRAISE FOR Literature: What Every Catholic Should
"This book is an invaluable resource."
— David Lyle Jeffrey, FRSC, Distinguished Professor of
Literature and the Humanities, Baylor University
"This book is a treat for the novice and the lover of Great
Books alike, and a humanizing call for Catholics to draw on
all the rich and ample resources of our Western literary tradition."
— Daniel J. Mahoney, Augustine Chair in Distinguished
Scholarship, Assumption College
"I love this book because there's not a hint of 'Eat your spinach'
about it. Pearce's reading program is pure pleasure. It
can make the world a happier place."
— Mike Aquilina, Author, A History of the Church in 100
"With his charming wit and wide-ranging knowledge,
Joseph Pearce expertly guides the reader on a fascinating
tour of the world’s great literary works of art."
— Stephen Mirarchi, PhD, Assistant Professor of English,