From Shakespeare to Hemingway. Chekov and Bronte. Chances are several literature textbooks already live on your bookshelves. From novels and short-story anthologies to poetry, and classical literature, we have gathered a world-class collection of literature for English students and booklovers like. With literature textbooks, you’ll identify themes, develop in-depth character studies, explore comparative literature and theory, and examine literature’s long-time role as a reactive force to events and institutions.