Write your abstract here.Terry's book entitled Literary Theory: An Introduction consists of six chapters. The first chapter talks about The Rise of English. The Second chapter discusses Phenomenology, Hermeneutics, Reception Theory. The third chapter contains discussion of Structuralism and Semiotics. The fourth chapter explains Post-Structuralism. The fifth chapter presents Psychoanalysis. The last chapter provides Conclusion: Political Criticism. This book is suitable for beginner-researchers in literature, or for those who want to get some view on literary criticism. Those, who are interested in criticizing literary works with respects of message and symbolic significances, will get elaborated explanation in structuralistic and semiotic approaches. In this section the author writes that a literary work can be regarded as a construction that is supported by ranks of message. Looked from the first rank, leterature presents explicit meaning contained by written expression of the work. While in the second rank, a literary work is rich with implicit or connotative message and meaning, which need a thorough understanding to get the hidden idea that the writer of the work really want to deliver to the reader.