A reissue of Terry Eagleton's delightfully entertaining guide to reading literary works with deeper insight, better understanding, and much more enjoyment. "Part of the fun of the book is the way in which Eagleton prompts, provokes and at times infuriates. . . . An ideal introductory guide to critical analysis, and a thoroughly enjoyable reminder of Eagleton's own skill and subtlety as a reader."--Felicity James, Times Higher Education Supplement "This book is seriously good fun. . . . It fizzles and explodes with ideas.