14 Infographics That Will Make You A Literary Wizard

By Nadya Khoja, Aug 05, 2015

Do you ever find yourself surrounded by literary geniuses who just seemed to have read every book known to man kind? Do you often find yourself unable to keep up with the storylines, characters and metaphors? Well the fine people at Venngage curated this list, which includes some of the most popular literary classics and their authors in easy to read, infographic form.

1) Flowers For Algernon by Daniel Keyes

Here is a super quick breakdown of the plot:

flowers for algernon

2) Hamlet by William Shakespeare

This is essentially a circuit diagram of what happens in every act of the play.


hamlet infographic

3) The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkein

This Hobbit survival guide for Middle Earth will ensure you can keep up with all conversations on the topic of the little folk.

hobbit survival

4) King Lear by William Shakespeare

The title says it all.


King lear infographic

5) Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

6) 1984 by George Orwell

This infographic pretty much highlights and compares each author’s’ fears of the future as expressed in their utopian novels.

orwell vs huxley

7) To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

If you ever needed a visual reference of area that is Maycomb, well here it is.


8) Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

How much more simple could it be?

Wutherin Heights


9) Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

The entire series summed up into one visual infographic.

harry potter

10) Catcher In The Rye by J.D. Salinger

If you were ever confused about any of the themes and symbols in Catcher in the Rye, well you can now kiss your confusion goodbye.


11) Games Of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

If you were struggling to keep up with all the characters and their relationships, well this should help you out.



game of thrones

12) The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Never understood what all the fuss was about The Hunger Games? Well at least try to keep up with the conversation this way.


 13) The Fire Sermon by T.S. Eliot (and pretty much everything else too)

Good luck.

ts eliot


14) Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare (and many more)

Pretty much all you need to know is that everyone dies. Here’s how:



If you find any other useful suggestions, just comment below with the link and we will add it to the list!

About Nadya Khoja

Nadya heads marketing at Venngage and has been featured in Entrepreneur, The Huffington Post, The Next Web, Forbes, Marketing Profs, Social Media Examiner and more. She also has a web-series called Drunk Entrepreneurs where she interviews different entrepreneurs who are finding success.