If the three answers are “Yes”, then the books we want to recommend are dedicated to you. If not, then we insist to open the two volumes of the Norton Anthology “World Masterpieces” and you will discover a surprising art world for personal cultural skills!
The first volume (The Norton Anthology of World Masterpieces. Vol. 1 / gen. ed. Maynard. – New York : Norton & Company, 1992. – 2233 p.) includes the literature of Western Culture through the Renaissance – the Ancient World, the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. There you can find such world masterpieces like “The Epic of Gilgamesh”, “The Old Testament” (Genesis, Psalms etc.), “The Iliad” and “The Odyssey” of Homer, “The New Testament”, “The Satyricon” of Petronius, “Confessions” of St. Augustine, fragments of “The Koran”, “Beowulf”, creations of Marie de France, Dante Alighieri, Giovanni Boccaccio, Geoffrey Chaucer, Christopher Marlowe, William Shakespeare, John Donne, Pedro Calderon de la Barca and John Milton.
On the other hand, the second volume (The Norton Anthology of World Masterpieces. Vol. 1 / gen. ed. Maynard. – New York : Norton & Company, 1992. – 2233 p.) continues with the Enlightenment period until the Contemporary Explorations, where you can rediscover the literary masterpieces of Jean-Baptiste Moliere, Marie de la Vergne de la Fayette, Jean Racine, Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, Jonathan Swift, Alexander Pope, Voltaire, Samuel Johnson, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Goethe, William Blake, Francois Rene, William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Shelley, John Keats, Heinrich Heine, Giacomo Leopardi, Alexander Pushkin, Victor Hugo etc.
Still hesitations? Well, we invite you to open these books and enjoy the literary world of all the times!