Quoted from an ad McCabe's 8 volume Key to Love and Sex.
Joseph McCabe is the author of this 4-volume work which goes carefully into ancient, medieval and modern literature in a most thorough and informative way. In 120,000 words, McCabe covers they literature of Egypt, Babylon,. Assyria, Greece, Rome, etc., gives comprehensive outlines of the works and significance of literary figures like Abelard, Chaucer, Dante, Cervantes, Shakespeare, Mlilton, Pope, Moliere, Goethe, Heine, Boccaccio, and then, in a third section, covers modern literature from 1750 to the end of the 19th century, and finally, in his fourth volume, gives his readers a guide to contemporary literature. Truly a gigantic work, done only as McCabe can do it-simply, realistically, understandingly.
The four volumes are entitled as follows :
1. Important Facts About the Great Writers of Antiquity.
2. Important Facts About the Great Writers of the Middle Ages.
3. Important Facts About Great Modern Writers.
4. Writers of Today and Their Message.
These 4 volumes are taken from McCabe's 40 volume Key to Culture.