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A Quick Guide to The School for Scandal
Series: A Quick Guide, Book 1 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 129. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,110. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Plays » European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
“The School for Scandal” written by Richard Brinsley Sheridan was first enacted on 8th of March, 1777, in London at Drury Lane Theatre.
A Quick Guide to Cecilia
Series: A Quick Guide, Book 2 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 130. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 3,510. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
The novel “Cecilia” by Frances Burney is subtitled “Memoirs of an Heiress.” It was first published in the year 1782. The story of the novel is set in 1779.
A Quick Guide to “The Wanderer”
Series: A Quick Guide, Book 3 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 131. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,810. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
“The Wanderer” is also titled “Female Difficulties.” It was published in the month of March in the year 1814 by Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown.
A Quick Guide to "Nights at the Circus"
Series: A Quick Guide, Book 4 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 132. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,350. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Adventure » Travel
The story of the novel revolves around the life and exploits of Sophie Fevvers. She would have people believe that she was a Cockney virgin, or perhaps so she was. She was said to be been hatched from an egg laid by unknown parents and ready to develop fully fledged wings.
A Quick Guide to “An Inspector Calls”
Series: A Quick Guide, Book 5 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 133. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,830. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Plays » European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
It is a three-act play, and the entire action takes just one night in the year 1912. The Birling family happens to be the focus of the play, and it revolves around them. They are a rich middle-class family. The Birlings live in a luxurious and comfortable house in Brumley, a big industrial city in the north Midlands.
A Quick Guide to “Anna Karenina”
Series: A Quick Guide, Book 6 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 134. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,210. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Literature » Educational
“Anna Karenina” is considered and regarded as one of the best realistic fiction ever written. Even Tolstoy said that “Anna Karenina” was his first true novel, and he added that “War and Peace” was more than a novel.
A Quick Guide to "Bel Canto"
Series: A Quick Guide, Book 7 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 135. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,200. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Adventure » War & military
In Italian language “Bel Canto” means “beautiful singing.” There are various other similar constructions in Italian. Bel Canto happens to be an Italian opera term. There are several different meanings and it can be interpreted differently according to the situations it has been used in.
A Quick Guide to "On the Road"
Series: A Quick Guide, Book 8 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 136. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,780. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure
The novel is based on the personal experiences of the author and his friends who traveled across America. “On the Road” is often regarded as a defining work of the postwar Beat Generation. The protagonists of the novel live life against a backdrop of jazz, poetry, and use of drug. They happen to be like wandering hippies.
A Quick Guide to "The Beggar's Opera"
Series: A Quick Guide, Book 9 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 137. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,480. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Plays » European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
“The Beggar Opera” is said to have had the longest run in theater history up to that time. It is said to be Gay’s greatest success and it has been played ever since its first performance.
A Quick Guide to "Agnes Grey"
Series: A Quick Guide, Book 10 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 138. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 3,230. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
The story revolves around the title character, Agnes Grey, who happens to be a governess. This nurse works in many bourgeois families. The story details her experiences, and the behaviour meted out to her by the people she knows.
A Quick Guide to "The Good Soldier"
Series: A Quick Guide, Book 11 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 139. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 3,120. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
The book is set in the time period just before the First World War. The story revolves around the tragedy of Edward Ashburnham. The story chronicles the events which occur in the life of that soldier.
A Quick Guide to "Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress"
Series: A Quick Guide, Book 12 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 140. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,720. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
The story of the novel revolves around two youths from city. They are sent to a mountain village to be re-educated while the Cultural Revolution in China was going on.
A Quick Guide to "She"
Series: A Quick Guide, Book 13 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 141. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 3,180. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » African American fiction » Romance
“She” by Sir H. R. Haggard is subtitled “A History of Adventure.” The novel was first published as a series in The Graphic magazine from October 1886 to January 1887.
A Quick Guide to "The Return of the Native"
Series: A Quick Guide, Book 14 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 142. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 3,160. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Classics
“The Return of the Native” by Thomas Hardy was first published in installments, from January to December 1878 in the magazine called Belgravia.
A Quick Guide to "Brave New World"
Series: A Quick Guide, Book 15 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 143. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 4,390. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Classics
“Brave New World” by Aldous Huxley was first published in the year 1932. The story of the novel is set in remote future, in AD 2540, in London.
A Quick Guide to “Atonement”
Series: A Quick Guide, Book 16 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 144. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 2,910. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Classics
The story revolves around a young girl. She makes a mistaken accusation but as she grows up she realizes her mistake and regrets, desiring atonement. This experience takes that girl into an exploration of the nature of writing for this purpose.
A Quick Guide to "Women In Love"
Series: A Quick Guide, Book 17 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 145. Price: $1.75 USD. Words: 3,050. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Classics
The story revolves around the conflicting loves and lives of Gudrun and Ursula, the Brangwen sisters. Gudrun happens to be an artist. She has a destructive relationship with Gerald Crich, who happens to be an industrialist.
A Quick Guide to "All But My Life"
Series: A Quick Guide, Book 18 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 146. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,550. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish
“All But My Life” by Gerda Weissmann Kllein was first published in 1957. It happens to be the memoir of her experiences during the Second World War. The time period described in the memoir is from September 3 1939 to September 1945.
A Quick Guide to "Anthem"
Series: A Quick Guide, Book 19 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 147. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 2,810. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
“Anthem” by Ayn Rand was first published in England in 1938. It is a dystopian fiction novella. Rand had written the book in 1937.
A Quick Guide to "The Adventures of Augie March"
Series: A Quick Guide, Book 20 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 148. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,550. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure
The story revolves around the title character Augie March, who carries eponymous name. Augie grows up during the Great Depression. The novel “The Adventures of Augie March” is a perfect example of Bildungsroman. The novel traces the progress and development of an individual character through a series of encounters, professions and relationships from childhood to adulthood.
A Quick Guide to "Gaudy Night"
Series: A Quick Guide, Book 21 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 149. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 2,340. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
“Gaudy Night” by Dorothy L. Sayers was first published in 1935. It is a mystery novel. It is the tenth book in the author’s popular series about aristocratic detective Lord Peter Wimsey.
A Quick Guide to "The Last Man"
Series: A Quick Guide, Book 22 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 150. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,470. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Adventure » Action
“The Last Man” by Mary Shelley was first published in 1826. It is an apocalyptic science fiction novel. The story is set in a world in future. The future world has been ravaged by a plague. The story basically describes the fate of the human generation in future.
A Quick Guide to "Thrones, Dominations"
Series: A Quick Guide, Book 23 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 151. Price: $1.25 USD. Words: 2,110. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
“Thrones, Dominations” by D. L. Sayers is a mystery novel. It is also one of the series of the novel which present detective Lord Peter Wimsey as the central figure.
A Quick Guide to "The Thirteenth Tale"
Series: A Quick Guide, Book 24 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 152. Price: $1.25 USD. Words: 2,450. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Romance » Gothic
“The Thirteenth Tale” by Dane Setterfield was published in 2006. It is a Gothic suspense novel. It is the first published book written by Dane Setterfield.
A Quick Guide to "Bridge to Terabithia"
Series: A Quick Guide, Book 25 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 154. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,180. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Children’s books » Classics
This is only a guide book for the students and teachers of English Literature. This treatise includes introduction to the book, its history and background, characters, summary, and critical analysis. It does not contain the original text of the novel. “Bridge to Terabithia” by Katherine Paterson was first published in 1977 by Thomas Crowell.
A Quick Guide to "Mrs. Dalloway"
Series: A Quick Guide, Book 26 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 159. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,910. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
“Mrs. Dalloway” by Virginia Woolf was first published on 14th of May 1925. It is one of the most prominent works of Virginia Woolf.
A Quick Guide to "Murder in the Cathedral"
Series: A Quick Guide, Book 27 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 160. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,310. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Plays » Religious & Liturgical, Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“Murder in the Cathedral” by T. S. Eliot was first performed in 1935. It is a verse drama that presents the assassination of Archbishop Thomas Becket in Canterbury Cathedral in 1170.
A Quick Guide to "The Playboy of the Western World"
Series: A Quick Guide, Book 28 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 162. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,870. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Plays » European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
“The Playboy of the Western World” by Irish playwright John Millington Synge is a three-act play. The play was first performed on 26th of January, in 1907, at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin. The play is set in Michael James Flaherty’s public house in County Mayo, on the west coast of Ireland, during the early 1900s.
A Quick Guide to "Brokeback Mountain"
Series: A Quick Guide, Book 29 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 163. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,460. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Adult, Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure
“Brokeback Mountain” by Annie Proulx is a short story. This story was first published in The New Yorker on 13th October, 1997. It was subsequently published in its expanded version in Proulx’s 1999 collection of short stories, “Close Range: Wyoming Stories.”
A Quick Guide to "Carrion Comfort"
Series: A Quick Guide, Book 30 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 165. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 3,700. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Classics
The story of the novel focuses on a small fraction of humanity that has got immense psychic powers. The people of that fraction call those powers “The Ability.”
A Quick Guide to "The Stranger"
Series: A Quick Guide, Book 31 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 169. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,800. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Classics
The central theme of the novel is existentialism. The story revolves around the central character Meursault, an Algerian. He happens to be a French citizen who lives in North Africa. He is a man of the Mediterranean, though he hardly partakes of the traditional Mediterranean culture.
Literature Help: "For Whom the Bell Tolls"
Series: A Quick Guide, Book 32 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 173. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,740. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - Literature
The story is set in the war zone. Jordan, the central character, is on an assignment to blow a bridge, working with the guerrilla fighters. During the course of events, he comes across Maria, a guerrilla fighter, whose parents had been killed by the Fascist soldiers and she had been raped by a group of soldiers.
A Quick Guide to "The Birthday Party"
Series: A Quick Guide, Book 33 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 183. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,460. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Plays » European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
"The Birthday Party" is set in a boardinghouse. The play is focused mainly on Stanley, the only boarder at the boarding house. Petey, the owner of the boardinghouse, and Meg, his wife, seem to be very complacent with their life and their boarder.
Literature Help: "Gone with the Wind"
Series: Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 174 · A Quick Guide, Book 34. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,570. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Nonfiction » History » American
Scarlett O’Hara happens to be the spoiled daughter of a rich plantation owner. The story presents her experiences. She uses every means which she has to come out of the poverty which she finds herself in after Sherman’s “March to the Sea.”
Literature Help: The Moon by Night
Series: Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 175 · A Quick Guide, Book 35. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 2,590. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Emotions
"The Moon by Night" by Madeleine L’Engle is a young adult novel. The story revolves around Vicky and her family, the Austins. Zachary and Vicky come close to each other, however, there is a conflict of thoughts between the two.
Literature Help: Light In August
Series: Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 176 · A Quick Guide, Book 36. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,340. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » History
The story is set in the writers’ present day. It happens to be the interwar period. The story revolves around two strangers who visit Jefferson, Yoknapatawpha County, Mississippi, at different times. It is a fictional county which is based on Faulkner’s home, Lafayette County, Mississippi.
Literature Help: Blood Wedding
Series: Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 178 · A Quick Guide, Book 37. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,710. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Plays » European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
It is often said that the play "Blood Wedding" is inspired by a real life incident. The author, Lorca, is said to have read about a sensational crime in the Madrid daily ABC in 1928. Almost similar incident is presented in the play, with the help of several fictionalized other events.
Literature Help: If I Were You
Series: Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 180 · A Quick Guide, Book 38. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,830. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Plays » American / African American
"If I Were You" revolves around an unhappy married couple, Mal and Jill. They are provided a chance to understand each other by discovering, quite literally, what either of them would do “If I were you.” In fact, the play provides them a chance to swap their bodies for some time.
Literature Help: Lady Windermere's Fan
Series: Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 181 · A Quick Guide, Book 39. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,490. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Plays » European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
The story revolves around the title character, Lady Windermere. She comes to know that her husband may be having an affair with another woman. Lady Windermere decides to confront her husband and so she does, but instead of feeling guilty or ashamed her husband invites the other woman, Mrs. Erlynne, to his wife’s birthday ball.
Literature Help: The Zoo Story
Series: A Quick Guide, Book 40 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 182. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 3,530. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Plays » American / African American
“The Zoo Story” is focused on a conversation between Peter and Jerry. Peter is a middle class publishing executive, and Jerry is an eccentric transient. Peter and Jerry talk cordially in Central Park. However, as the conversation progresses, it slowly descends into violence.
Literature Help: Blindness
Series: A Quick Guide, Book 41 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 184. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,410. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Classics
“Blindness” is set in an unnamed city in an unnamed country. The story describes the sudden attack of an epidemic that strikes the people of the city and makes them blind. The disease spreads rapidly and soon the entire city goes blind, except for the doctor’s wife.
A Quick Guide to "The Idiot"
Series: A Quick Guide, Book 42 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 185. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,940. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Classics
The novel "The Idiot" revolves around the central character Prince Myshkin. He is very innocent and naive, but he happens to arrive in St. Petersburg society which teems with morally corrupt and deceptive people.
A Quick Guide to “The Little Prince”
Series: A Quick Guide, Book 43 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 186. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 4,610. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
The novella “The Little Prince” is said to be the most read and most translated novel in the French language. “The Little Prince” was voted the best book of the twentieth century in France. The book has been translated into more than two hundred and fifty languages and dialects. It has also been written in Braille.
A Quick Guide to "A Burnt-Out Case"
Series: A Quick Guide, Book 44 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 189. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,470. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » African American fiction » Christian
“A Burnt-Out Case” is, in fact, a study of a man who happens to have burnt out on life in a metaphorical sense. The man in the discussion is Querry, an internationally famous architect. He grows disillusioned with his talent, his name and fame, and his love life.
Literature Help: Mourning Becomes Electra
Series: A Quick Guide, Book 45 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 190. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,540. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Plays » American / African American
“Mourning Becomes Electra” retells the story of Oresteia by Aeschylus. The Greek tragedy has been masterly transformed into this modern play. The play revolves around murder, adultery, incestuous love and revenge, and a group of town dwellers who serve the purpose of Greek chorus.
Literature Help: Uncle Vanya
Series: Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 212 · A Quick Guide, Book 46. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,700. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Plays » Russian & Former Soviet Union
The play revolves around a family consisting of an elderly professor and his glamorous young wife, Yelena, who happens to be much younger than the professor. They visit the rural estate that supports their urban lifestyle. Before that the husband and wife had been living in city.
Literature Help: The Master Builder
Series: Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 213 · A Quick Guide, Book 47. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 2,470. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Plays » European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
“The Master Builder” was titled “Bygmester Solness” in Norwegian language. The play was first published in the month of December in 1892. It is said to be one of the most important and revealing works ever produced by Henrik Ibsen.
Literature Help: Cousin Bette
Series: Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 214 · A Quick Guide, Book 48. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,680. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
The story of the novel is set in mid 19th century Paris. The story revolves around an unmarried middle-aged woman. She has an extended family, but she is the one who plans the destruction of her family.
Literature Help: Death in Venice
Series: Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 215 · A Quick Guide, Book 49. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 3,620. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Classics
Aschenbach, a German writer, travels to Venice to get a change of scene, for he has a writer’s block and he is desperately in need of inspiration. He happens to be a self-disciplined, respected, and successful writer who pays a lot of importance to purity of art and aestheticism.
Literature Help: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Series: Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 216 · A Quick Guide, Book 50. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 3,920. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Classics
The story revolves around young Stephen Dedalus. It is believed that the character of Stephen Dedalus is a fictional alter ego of James Joyce and it is an allusion to Daedalus, who is believed to be the consummate craftsman of Greek Mythology.
Literature Help: Private Lives
Series: Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 217 · A Quick Guide, Book 51. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,920. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Plays » American / African American
The play revolves around a divorced couple. They happen to be on honeymoon with their new spouses. It happens to be coincident that they are staying in adjacent rooms at the same hotel, and they come to know about it.
Literature Help: Lolita
Series: Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 218 · A Quick Guide, Book 52. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,440. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Classics
Professor Humbert Humbert, about 38 years old, is the protagonist and unreliable narrator of the novel. He is obsessed with the 12 year old Dolores Haze. The professor becomes sexually involved with that girl after he becomes her stepfather. The private name of Dolores is “Lolita.”
Literature Help: The Wind In the Willows
Series: Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 219 · A Quick Guide, Book 53. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 3,920. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Classics
“The Wind In the Willows” is undoubtedly a very popular book. Actually, it is two separate books put into one. On one hand there are the chapters which describe the adventures of Toad and on the other hand there are those chapters which explore human emotions such as fear, nostalgia, awe, wanderlust.
Literature Help: Mosquitoes
Series: Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 220 · A Quick Guide, Book 54. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,490. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures
It is a satiric novel. “Mosquitoes” is William Faulkner’s second published novel. It is often said that the author wrote the novel while he was living in Paris, however, there is another opinion that he wrote the novel in Pascagoula, Mississippi in the summer of 1926. A unique writing style keeps readers amused throughout the novel.
Literature Help: Sanctuary
Series: Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 221 · A Quick Guide, Book 55. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,610. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Classics
“Sanctuary” by William Faulkner was first published in 1931. It was his first highly successful novel that brought him name and fame. The novel is often regarded as one of Faulkner’s most controversial novel, because it is based on the theme of rape.
Literature Help: The Sound and the Fury
Series: A Quick Guide, Book 56 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 223. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,460. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Classics
“The Sound and the Fury” by William Faulkner was first published in 1929. It was the fourth novel written by William Faulkner. This novel is known for a number of narrative styles which the author has employed. The literary technique known as stream of consciousness is also noticeable in the novel.
Literature Help: Pale Fire
Series: A Quick Guide, Book 57 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 222. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 5,080. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Classics
“Pale Fire” by Vladimir Nabokov was first published in 1962. It is a postmodern novel. In the opening of the novel there is a 999 line poem which is titled “Pale Fire” written by the fictional John Shade. There is a lengthy forward and long commentary by a neighbour and academic colleague of John Shade. The name of the colleague is Charles Kinbote.
Literature Help: The Pearl
Series: A Quick Guide, Book 58 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 224. Price: $1.75 USD. Words: 4,830. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Classics
“The Pearl” by John Steinbeck was first published in 1947. This beautiful novella revolves around a pearl diver named Kino. The story very descriptively explores man’s nature as well as greed and evil. It is assumed that the story was inspired by a Mexican folk tale from La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico.
Literature Help: True at First Light
Series: A Quick Guide, Book 59 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 228. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 4,370. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Adventure » Travel
In “True at First Light” Hemingway describes conflict within a marriage and the conflict between the European and native African cultures. He also describes the fear that a writer faces when he finds it impossible to continue with his work.
Literature Help: The Secret Agent
Series: A Quick Guide, Book 60 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 229. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 3,620. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Adventure » Action
“The Secret Agent: A Simple Tale” by Joseph Conrad was first published in 1907. The novel is focused upon the life of Mr. Verloc and his job as a spy. The story is set in London in 1886. Most of the novels written by Joseph Conrad tell his typical tales of seafaring, but “The Secret Agent” is one of Conrad’s later political novels.
Literature Help: Love Medicine
Series: A Quick Guide, Book 61 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 230. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,090. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Classics
The novel “Love Medicine” opens with the scene of a death. June Morrissey freezes to death while she happens to be on her way home to the reservation. June dies as the novel opens; her figure continues to hold the novel together.
Literature Companion: All Quiet On the Western Front
Series: A Quick Guide, Book 62 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 235. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,310. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Adventure » War & military
The story explores the mental trauma and changes in behavior shown by the soldiers who have come back from the war. “All Quiet On the Western Front” was first published in the German newspaper Vissische Zeitung in the year 1928. After one year it was published in the book form.
Literature Companion: War and Peace
Series: A Quick Guide, Book 63 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 236. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,040. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
“War and Peace” by one of the most famous and respected Russian authors, Leo Tolstoy, was first published in 1869. It is an epic novel and often considered to be one of the most significant works of world literature.
Literature Companion: The Death of Ivan Ilyich
Series: A Quick Guide, Book 64 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 238. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,040. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Classics
The story revolves around the death of the title character Ilyich Golovin. He dies at the age of 45. Ilyich happens to be a high-court judge in the 19th century Russia. On the surface it appears that he is living a very good life, but he has very strained relationship with his wife.
Literature Companion: The Red and the Black
Series: Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 240 · A Quick Guide, Book 65. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,780. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
The protagonist of the novel, Julien Sorel, is an intelligent and ambitious man from a poor family, a carpenter’s son. He has very high ambitions, but he does not understand the ways of the world, yet he wants to conquer it. He wants to rise high in his life.
Literature Companion: Zeitoun
Series: A Quick Guide, Book 66 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 241. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,650. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
The story is about a Syrian-American Muslim, Abdulrahman Zeitoun. He was born and brought up in Syria. He worked for a few years as an apprentice in Jableh, the port city in Syria. After that he worked for twenty years as a muscleman, engineer, and fisherman.
Literature Companion: The Revenger's Tragedy
Series: A Quick Guide, Book 67 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 242. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,060. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Plays » European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
The play presents a vivid and frequently violent picture of lust and ambition in an Italian court. The tone of the play is satiric and cynicism of Jacobean tragedy is quite noticeable.
Literature Companion: Waiting for Lefty
Series: A Quick Guide, Book 68 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 245. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,610. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Plays » American / African American
The entire play revolves around the meeting of cab drivers who happen to be planning a labor strike. Through the dramatic device of framing, the playwright makes the audience a part of the meeting.
Literature Companion: The White Devil
Series: A Quick Guide, Book 69 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 247. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,410. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Plays » European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
“The White Devil” by English playwright John Webster first premiered in 1612. The play’s premier proved to be a complete failure, very talked about notorious failure. It is a revenge tragedy, which according to Webster was not appreciated by an unreceptive audience in the dead of winter when it first premiered.
Literature Help: Weep Not, Child
Series: A Quick Guide, Book 70 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 248. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,060. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » African American fiction » Historical
The book has been specifically written to describe the Mau Mau Uprising in Africa. The novel also describes how an entire people had to face the astonishing dispossession of their ancestral land.
Literature Help: Bastard Out of Carolina
Series: A Quick Guide, Book 71 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 250. Price: $2.25 USD. Words: 8,870. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life
It is a semi-autobiographical novel. The story is set in the author’s hometown of Greenville, South Carolina. Ruth Anne “Bone” Boatwright is the narrator of the story. The story revolves around the central character and narrator, Bone, beginning with a conflict between Bone and Glen, her mother’s husband.
Literature Companion: Purple Hibiscus
Series: A Quick Guide, Book 72 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 252. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,980. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » African American fiction » Contemporary woman
The novel explores the corruption and religious fundamentalism that gripped the author’s native country. The story is told from the point of view of a child. Through the lives of several characters, the author describes the wave of bloody coups and corrupt military rule that is the part of the Nigerian politics.
Literature Help: Flight
Series: A Quick Guide, Book 73 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 253. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,150. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
“Flight” is written from the perspective of a first person. It has conversational tone. The inclusion of humor and abrupt confrontation makes the story more interesting and meaningful. Taking its momentum from the historical events, the story moves from present to past and then back to present, exploring the relations between Native Americans and European Americans.
Literature Companion: The House of the Spirits
Series: A Quick Guide, Book 74 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 254. Price: $2.25 USD. Words: 11,490. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Historical » Paranormal
There is an interesting story behind the conception of the novel. It is said that Isabel Allende got the news that her one hundred year-old grandfather was dying. She started writing a letter to her grandfather. This very letter, eventually, became manuscript of “The House of the Spirits.”
Literature Help: In the Time of the Butterflies
Series: A Quick Guide, Book 75 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 255. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,450. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Hispanic & Latino
The main story is about the lives of the Mirabal sister, but along with their stories a fictionalized account of the revolutionary activity is also present in the book. Besides the Mirabal sisters, the story also tells about their families and compatriots in the Dominican Republic during the Trujillo regime.
Literature Help: The Handmaid's Tale
Series: A Quick Guide, Book 76 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 256. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,740. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
The story is set in the near future. The place was formerly the United States of America, but now it is called the Republic of Gilead. It happens to be a theocratic military dictatorship. The Republic lies within the borders of what was formerly the US. As the book opens, an organized terrorist attack takes place. The Islamic extremist terrorists are blamed for the attack.
Literature Companion: White Noise
Series: Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 249 · A Quick Guide, Book 77. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 13,410. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Adventure » Action
“White Noise” by Don DeLillo was first published in the year 1985. It was the eighth novel published by the author. The book received the U. S. National Book Award for Fiction in the year of its publication.
Literature Companion: Like Water for Chocolate
Series: A Quick Guide, Book 78 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 257. Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 10,870. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Hispanic & Latino
The story of the novel revolves around a young girl named Tita. Pedro is her lover, but she continues to long her entire life to marry him. Unfortunately, they are never married because Tita’s mother upholds the family tradition of the youngest daughter not marrying but taking care of her mother until the mother passes away.
Literature Help: A View from the Bridge
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“A View from the Bridge” by Arthur Miller is a two-act play. It was first staged on 29th of September, 1955, as a one-act verse drama on Broadway. The play failed miserably, and consequently Miller revised the play and rewrote in two acts. It was highly successful and became very popular in a short period of time.
Literature Help: The Boy In the Striped Pajamas
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It is a highly successful novel, admired by both critics and readers. Around seven million copies are said to have been sold up to this day around the world. Bruno, the central character of the novel, becomes a victim by the end of the novel, whereas his family was the participant in the horror and atrocities of the Holocaust.
Literature Companion: The Good Woman of Setzuan
Series: A Quick Guide, Book 81 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 260. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,210. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Plays » European / German
The story of the play revolves around a young prostitute named Shen Teh. She struggles hard to live a life that is moral and good. She does not want to be abused and trod upon by those people who would accept and abuse her goodness.
Literature Help: Silence
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The Jesuit missionary is sent to Japan in the seventeenth century. The Christians had to remain hidden during that period. It was the time of persecution and the missionary had to endure the persecution.
Literature Help: The History Boys
Series: A Quick Guide, Book 83 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 262. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,720. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Plays » American / African American
The story of the play presents the struggle of the students to get access into a top-tier university. The play poses several questions about the purpose of education and the methods of teachings students.
Literature Help: Esperanza Rising
Series: A Quick Guide, Book 84 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 264. Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 9,000. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Literature » Alternative history
The plight of the Mexican farm workers is the main subject of the novel. It describes how these Mexican farm workers struggled to adapt and survive in the United States.
Literature Help: The Collector
Series: A Quick Guide, Book 85 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 265. Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 8,920. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Horror » Crime
The novel is based on the fundamental theme of the Few and the Many. Greek philosopher Heracleitus had first introduced this theme in Greek literature. Fowles was highly inspired by Heracleitus’s work.
Literature Companion: Fifth Business
Series: A Quick Guide, Book 86 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 268. Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 8,800. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
The book was highly admired by both critics and readers. It went on to win several prestigious literary awards. It has its distinct place in University English Literature classes around the world.
Literature Companion: Never Let Me Go
Series: A Quick Guide, Book 87 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 269. Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 7,020. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Several questions began to be raised about cloning through the research which was directed at improving the health of common human beings. The story also explores the issues like childhood bullying and the role of sex in human relationships.
Literature Help: The Good Earth
Series: A Quick Guide, Book 88 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 270. Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 13,080. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Asian American
The story presents the life of a family in a Chinese village before the First World War. Even today, the book remains a steady favorite.
Literature Help: The Seagull
Series: A Quick Guide, Book 89 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 272. Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 10,840. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Plays » Russian & Former Soviet Union
The present book provides introduction, plot overview, character details, complete summary, and critical analysis; however, it is advised that the students, teachers, and readers must read the original play to enjoy the subtleties of literature which can not be summarized in any form.
Literature Companion: The Virgin Suicides
Series: A Quick Guide, Book 90 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 273. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,280. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
The story revolves around the lives of five sisters, the Lisbon girls. The people living in their community are quite fascinated by the acts of these five sisters because they can’t explain for their acts.
“The Marrow of Tradition” Made Easy
Series: A Quick Guide, Book 91 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 274. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,680. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Historical » Colonial America
The novel is fundamentally based on the concept of white supremacy, but the realistic account presented by the author reveals that behind the concept of white supremacy there were oppression of the mixed races, threats, rioting, killings, arson, and lynching.
Literature Companion: Nervous Conditions
Series: A Quick Guide, Book 92 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 277. Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 9,030. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » African American fiction » Contemporary woman
Tsitsi Dangarembga is one of the few Zimbabwean writers who have found their distinct place in the world literature scenario. Having spent most of her childhood in England, Tsitsi went back to Africa and completed her higher studies there.
Literature Companion: The Visit
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“The Visit” asks several questions. It questions Swiss neutrality during the Second World War. It also puts a question mark on the rise of fascism. The play also points critically to the rise of capitalism in the 1950s. Eventually, it tries to ask questions about the general corruptibility of justice.
"Top Girls" Made Easy: Literature Guide
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“Top Girls” by Caryl Churchill was first launched in 1982. The play is focused on a woman named Marlene. She happens to be an ambitious and career-driven woman. Her only interest in life seems to be women’s success in business and their careers.
"Master Harold"...and the Boys Made Easy: Literature Guide
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The story of the play is set in South Africa. The action takes place during apartheid era in South Africa. The play presents the effect of institutionalized racism and hatred on the people who have to live during that period.
Literature Companion: A Lesson Before Dying
Series: A Quick Guide, Book 96 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 281. Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 9,460. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » African American fiction » Historical
The story of the novel is set ten years before the Civil Rights Movement began. It is set in the year 1948. The African-Americans had to face a lot of problems during this period but they had their own successes as well, but the dramatic events of the Civil Rights Movement overshadowed all that.
"Ender's Game" Made Easy
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Several science fiction novels have been written by several writers from time to time. Only a few of those novels have really found their place in the minds and hearts of the readers.
Literature Help: Enduring Love
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It is a very gripping story and the reader remains totally absorbed throughout. With each page the eagerness and expectations rise high.There are divided opinions about the structure of the novel. Some critics admire the structure and declare that “Enduring Love” is a ‘pager-turner.’
"Ethan Frome" Made Easy: Literature Guide
Series: A Quick Guide, Book 99 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 284. Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 8,630. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
“Ethan Frome” is even today the author’s one of the most popular novels. Although it is a short book, it has rightly established itself as one of American Literature’s great tragic love stories.
Literature Companion: Fences
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It is also pointed out that “Fences” is a dense and unsettling play. The play runs for three hours, heavily laden with lost hope and broken dreams. Some people say that the length of the play makes it depressing after some time.
Literature Companion: Monster
Series: A Quick Guide, Book 101 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 286. Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 10,230. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life
It is said that Dean Myers had a very troubled young age. Even as a young man, he struggled with his speech and it hindered him from expressing himself openly and completely.
Literature Help: An Ideal Husband
Series: A Quick Guide, Book 102 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 287. Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 6,990. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Plays » European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
“An Ideal Husband” is considered to be one of the dramatic masterpieces created by Oscar Wilde. His other most significant play is titled “The Importance of Being Earnest.”
"Maus" Summarized and Analyzed
Series: A Quick Guide, Book 103 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 288. Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 6,520. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Historical fiction
“Maus” can not be confined to a particular genre because it is obviously a very great mixture of history, fiction, biography, memoir, and autobiography. “Maus” is the first graphic novel that received the prestigious Pulitzer Prize in the year 1992.
Literature Help: A Long Way Gone
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The author describes how he was brainwashed by the army and they taught him the use of guns and drugs.In one year with the army he experienced a lot of bloodshed and violence in which he also took part.
Literature Help: Fight Club
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The protagonist is highly inspired when his doctor informs him that insomnia is not suffering. He begins to find his comfort by impersonating a very gravely sick person in many support groups.
Literature Companion: Go Tell It on the Mountain
Series: A Quick Guide, Book 106 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 291. Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 6,850. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » African American fiction » Christian
In "Go Tell It on the Mountain", the author has made several references to the Holy Bible. The story of Ham is the most significant of all. The story of Ham goes like this in short: Ham was the son of Noah.
Literature Companion: Wise Children
Series: A Quick Guide, Book 107 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 292. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,610. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
According to Angela Carter, she started working on “Wise Children” after she had come to know that she had cancer. It was really very difficult for her because she would be leaving a small son and a husband behind her.
Literature Help: Clarissa
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As the novel opens, Clarissa happens to be eighteen years old. She is very beautiful and universally admired and loved. People give her example to show what a woman ought to be like. She is an exemplary woman in the society.
Literature Help: Cold Sassy Tree
Series: A Quick Guide, Book 109 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 295. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,200. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
The book is inspired by the colorful history of the author's father and his family. It very successfully evokes Georgia at the beginning of the 20th century. “Cold Sassy Tree” is not a biographical account of the author’s own family.
Literature Help: Demian
Series: A Quick Guide, Book 110 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 296. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,010. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
The story is set against the backdrop of the First World War. It was the time of death and destruction. The novel very intelligently deals with the problem and experience of change.
Literature Help: The Rover
Series: A Quick Guide, Book 111 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 316. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,050. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Plays » European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
“The Rover” by Aphra Behn first premiered in the year 1677. The play is also titled “The Banish’d.” Behn used to work as a spy for Charles II against the Dutch. Unfortunately, the king did not pay her expenses and it resulted in the loss of her meager
Literature Help: Diary of a Young Girl
Series: A Quick Guide, Book 112 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 317. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,220. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage
The diary was kept by Anne Frank during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. It was a very hard time for Anne Frank and her family. They had to remain in hiding for two years.
Literature Help: The Trials of Brother Jero
Series: A Quick Guide, Book 113 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 318. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,050. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Plays » Religious & Liturgical
The play basically makes mockery of the rapid spread of Christianity across Africa. Wole Soyinka deals with the issue very intelligently and making it as interesting as it can be. There is a phony preacher who deceives common people and his followers.
Literature Companion: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Series: A Quick Guide, Book 114 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 319. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,900. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Classics
The narrator of the novel is Oskar Schell, a nine-year old boy. The story basically revolves around Oskar’s discovery of a key in a vase that belonged to his father and search around New York to get more information about the key.
Literature Companion: Mrs. Warren's Profession
Series: A Quick Guide, Book 115 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 320. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,120. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Plays » European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
The first public enactment of the play took place after more than thirty years of its writing. It was publicly performed in London in 1925. On the other hand, “Mrs. Warren’s Profession” opened in New Haven, CT and New York City, in the United States in 1905.
Literature Help: Years of Wonders
Series: A Quick Guide, Book 116 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 321. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,630. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Christian » Classical & allegory
When the book was first published, it was immediately accepted by an incredibly large number of readers and it received much praise from the readers. The reviewers were also highly impressed by the narrative and several reviewers commended the story.
Literature Help: The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,200. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Charlie is the protagonist and narrator of the novel; he is quite introvert. The story describes Charlie’s experiences in a series of letters which are written to a person who is a stranger. Charlie doesn’t even know the stranger’s name.
Literature Help: The Glass Castle
Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 10,380. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
The detailed description very efficiently finds its way in the hearts and minds of the readers. This true account of the author’s life is not only very interesting and entertaining, but also highly didactic and inspiring.
A Quick Guide to "Distant View of a Minaret"
Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,120. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
This particular story conveys the passive female sexual role. The sexual relationship in marriage in the Egyptian society is pushed by selfish male domination. The female protagonist in the story is like the lone minaret. She continues to exist with her solitude and never raises her voice.
Literature Companion: The Giver
Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,440. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
The Giver encourages Jonas and consequently Jonas begins to explore several such aspects of human nature which the other members of the society have never faced.
Literature Companion: Fallen Angels
Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 9,260. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Adventure » War & military
Richard Perry is the central character. He is a young man. He lives in Harlem, New York City, amidst his troubled neighborhood; however, he continues to hold onto his dreams.
Literature Help: Homo Faber
Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,860. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure
Technology, probability, and logic rule the world view of the protagonist, but a sequence of incredible coincidences challenge his world view. The novel seems to be a little autobiographical, but less than the author’s other works. Walter Faber has some obvious similarities to Max Frisch, the author.
Literature Help: Jazz
Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,230. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » African American fiction » Romance
The major part of the story is set in Harlem, New York City, during the 1920s. The narrative very interestingly and skillfully explores the pasts of various characters. The narrative, as the story progresses, extends back to the past to the mid nineteenth century American South.
A Quick Guide to "The House of Bernarda Alba"
Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 8,560. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Plays » European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
The playwright gave a subtitle to the play and it described the play as a play of women in the villages of Spain. It was the last play written by the author. Although the writing was over on 19th of June 1936, it could only be performed for the first time in the year 1945.
Literature Help: Black Beauty
Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,490. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Adventure » General
The novel primarily informs the readers about the welfare of the animals and teaches them to treat animals politely and kindly, but at the same time it also teaches how to treat people with sympathy, kindness, and respect.
Literature Help: Into the Wild
Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,830. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure
This highly successful book was also adapted into a movie in the year 2007. The movie was directed by Sean Penn and the leading star in the film was Emile Hirsch.
Literature Help: The Jew of Malta
Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,590. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Plays » European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
“The Jew of Malta” by Christopher Marlow is assumed to have been written either in 1589 or 1590. The plot of the play is based on religious conflict, intrigue, and vengeance.
Literature Help: The Kite Runner
Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,680. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Asian American
According to the author, “The Kite Runner” is basically a father-son story. Even in his later works, he uses this subject matter.Although the author explores several themes in the novel, guilt and redemption come out as the most significant themes.
"The Five People You Meet In Heaven" Summarized and Analyzed
Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,250. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure
“The Five People You Meet In Heaven” by Mitch Albom was first published in 2003. The story revolves around the life and death of Eddie, a maintenance man.
Literature Help: Love In the Time of Cholera
Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,850. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
The story revolves around the major characters Florentino Ariza, Fermina, Daza, and Dr. Juvenal Urbino. There are several flashback scenes and numerous repetitions, which with the element of foreshadowing makes the narrative highly unconventional yet very emphatic.
Literature Help: Maggie: A Girl of the Streets
Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,450. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » African American fiction » Romance
“Maggie: A Girl of the Streets” by Stephen Crane was first published in 1893. This novella by this famous American novelist was not very well received when it was first published. It did not win literary acclaim and public attention.
"Main Street" Summarized and Analyzed
Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,210. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
The author very skillfully uses the local speech, and presents the local customs. He criticizes the small town locale. The satire in the novel is double-edged: it is aimed at the simple townspeople and at the same time it satires the superficial intellectuals who look down on them.
"The Man Who was Almost a Man" Summarized and Analyzed
Series: Study Gudes: English Literature · A Quick Guide. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,350. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » African American fiction » General
On the surface it appears to be a very simple story about a young boy who wants to have a gun, but the story very intelligently and descriptively explores the underlying themes of racism and the struggles of an individual in America that was divided on the basis of color, caste, ethnicity, and religion.
Literature Help: The Member of the Wedding
Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,680. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » African American fiction » Contemporary woman
It is said that Carson McCullers had initially planned to write a story about a girl who happens to be in love with her piano teacher, but she suddenly found something which compelled her to change it into a full length novel.
Literature Companion: My Name is Asher Lev
Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,810. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish
The novel is set in a Hasidic Jewish Community in the 1950s, in Brooklyn, New York. The protagonist lives in that community but he also studies art outside in New York, Massachusetts, and Europe. As the story progresses he grows into an artist and a good Jew.
"The Namesake" Summarized and Analyzed
Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 8,260. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
As a teenager, Gogol rejects his name because he finds it strange-sounding. In his college, he begins to use his public name Nikhil that becomes his permanent name.
"Native Son" Summarized and Analyzed
Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,510. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life
“Native Son” by Richard Wright was first published in 1940. It was originally the title of Nelson Algren’s first novel, “Somebody in Boots.” The story of that novel was based on a piece of doggerel about the first Texan.
Literature Companion: One Day In the Life of Ivan Denisovich
Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 10,340. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Historical » General
“One Day In the Life of Ivan Denisovich” by Aleksander Solzhenitsyn was first published in 1962. It was first published in the form of a story in the Soviet literary magazine “Novy Mir” (New World).
Literature Companion: The Quiet American
Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,300. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Adventure » War & military
It is an anti-war novel that describes the events drawn on the author’s own experiences as a war correspondent. The author was the war correspondent for ‘The Times’ and ‘Le Figaro’ in French Indochina 1951 to 1954.
Place of Women In China
Series: Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 167 · A Quick Guide. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,060. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Customs & Traditions, Nonfiction » Social Science » Social classes
In ancient China, the place of women in the Chinese society was not commendable, for they were compelled to spend their lives under the dominance of the males. There was no gender equality before the Cultural Revolution in China.
Place of Women In Iran
Series: Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 232 · A Quick Guide. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,660. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Public affairs
Iranian women have always enjoyed better rights than the women in any other Islamic country in the Arabian world. Since ancient times, the participation of Iranian women in politics, arts, culture, and education has been almost equal to the men in the society. After the Islamic Revolution, some of the women's rights were repealed in Iran.
Place of Women In Japan
Series: Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 233 · A Quick Guide. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,700. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Current affairs
The entire Japanese history shows that the role of gender has been very important principle of stratification, but the modern historians or social scientists have begun to raise questions on it.
Place of Women In Pakistan
Series: Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 170 · A Quick Guide. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,880. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Public affairs
It is generally said that the women in Pakistan do not enjoy the rights and status which they deserve like the women in most of the countries in the other parts of the world, but it is not so. The modern Pakistani women enjoy a better status than most Muslim women in any other part of the world.
Place of Women In Saudi Arabia
Series: Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 231 · A Quick Guide. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,840. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Public affairs
Up to this day, the women in Saudi Arabia do not have voting rights. They are forbidden from voting or being elected to political office, however, King Abdullah, the ruler of Saudi Arabia, recently declared that Saudi women will be able to vote and run in the local elections in the year 2015.
Quick Guide: Adam Bede
Series: Quick Guides to Novels and Plays, Book 2 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 6 · A Quick Guide. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,170. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Classics
“Adam Bede” was the first novel written by George Eliot. Actually, George Eliot is the pen name of Mary Ann Evans. The book was first published in 1859. The first edition of the book was published pseudonymously, although Mary Ann Evans was already well published author and an extremely respected scholar of her time.
Quick Guide: Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret.
Series: Quick Guides to Novels and Plays, Book 34 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 244 · A Quick Guide. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,790. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Literary
It is said to be the author’s most successful novel. The significant point is that the book was written just after she had begun her literary career. During that period, her children were at preschool.
Quick Guide: Black Like Me
Series: Quick Guides to Novels and Plays, Book 9 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 13 · A Quick Guide. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,780. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » African American fiction » Historical
The protagonist and the narrator of the book, John Howard Griffin, is a middle aged white man. He lives in Mansfield, Texas in 1959.
Quick Guide: Blade Runner
Series: Quick Guides to Novels and Plays, Book 21 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 164 · A Quick Guide. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,730. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Screenplays » Sci-Fi
The story is loosely based on the novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” which was written by Philip K. Dick. The screenplay of the film was written by Hampton Fancher and David Peoples.
Quick Guide: Casino Royale
Series: Quick Guides to Novels and Plays, Book 4 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 8 · A Quick Guide. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 2,830. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure
Ian Fleming is known for his James Bond novels. He is one of the most widely read novelists in the young world. “Casino Royale” was the first novel written by Ian Fleming. With the success of this novel, he went on to write further eleven novels and two short story collections.
Quick Guide: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Series: Quick Guides to Novels and Plays, Book 19 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 157 · A Quick Guide. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,760. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Plays » American / African American
“Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” by Tennessee Williams is a Four Act play. It was first enacted in 1955. The play was produced by the Playwrights’ Company. It is known as one of the best known plays written by Tennessee Williams, and it is also said to be the author’s favourite.
Quick Guide: Cover Her Face
Series: Quick Guides to Novels and Plays, Book 13 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 17 · A Quick Guide. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 2,360. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Classics
“Cover Her Face” was the first novel written by P. D. James. It is a crime novel. The book was first published in 1962.
Quick Guide: Death Be Not Proud
Series: Quick Guides to Novels and Plays, Book 23 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 168 · A Quick Guide. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,940. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » College Guides, Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
The story of the book revolves around struggle of Gunther’s teenage son who was suffering from a brain tumor. It records the boys struggle to overcome the tumor, and his death at the age of seventeen.
Quick Guide: Goldfinger
Series: Quick Guides to Novels and Plays, Book 5 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 9 · A Quick Guide. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,820. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Adventure » Action
“Goldfinger” by Ian Fleming was first published in England on 23rd of March 1950. It was published by Jonathan Cape. It was the seventh novel written by Fleming in James Bond series.
Quick Guide: Inherit the Wind
Series: Quick Guides to Novels and Plays, Book 28 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 226 · A Quick Guide. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,480. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Plays » American / African American
The play is set in a very small town of Hillsboro. Most of the people know each other there. They go to the same church and have same beliefs. When Bert Cates is jailed, they gather together to condemn him. They don’t like a person who gives a different opinion from their’s.
Quick Guide: Johnny Tremain
Series: Quick Guides to Novels and Plays · Study Gudes: English Literature · A Quick Guide. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,990. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Adventure » War & military
Courtship, humility, patience, violence, revolution, sacrifice, human rights, apprenticeships, and the increasing tension between the Loyalist and Patriots are some of the major themes of the novel.
Quick Guide: King Solomon's Mines
Series: Quick Guides to Novels and Plays, Book 11 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 15 · A Quick Guide. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 3,400. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Adventure » Travel
The story revolves around a group of explorers and adventurers who were searching an unexplored region of Africa. Allan Quatermain was the leader of the group. They were searching that region for the missing brother of one of the party.
Quick Guide: Major Barbara
Series: Quick Guides to Novels and Plays, Book 22 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 166 · A Quick Guide. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,980. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Plays » European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
The play revolves around the title character Major Barbara, who happens to be an officer of the Salvation Army. Her full name is Major Barbara Undershaft.
Quick Guide: Mary Barton
Series: Quick Guides to Novels and Plays, Book 7 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 11 · A Quick Guide. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 12,530. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Classics
The novel is subtitled “A Tale of Manchester Life.” Though the book was first published anonymously, it came to be known widely that Elizabeth Gaskell was the author of the book.
Quick Guide: Mockingjay
Series: Quick Guides to Novels and Plays, Book 33 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 243 · A Quick Guide. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,810. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Adventure » War & military
“Mockingjay” by Suzanne Collins was first published in 2010. It is a science fiction novel. This book is the last part of the story which begins in the first book “The Hunger Games” and which was followed by the other part “Catching Fire” in 2009.
Quick Guide: Nightmare Abbey
Series: Quick Guides to Novels and Plays, Book 15 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 19 · A Quick Guide. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 3,890. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Romance » Gothic
“Nightmare Abby” by Thomas Love Peacock was first published in November 1818. It was the third of his novels to be published.
Quick Guide: Number the Stars
Series: Quick Guides to Novels and Plays, Book 25 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 177 · A Quick Guide. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,830. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Nonfiction » History » European
“Number the Stars” by Lois Lowry one of the most highly acclaimed historical novels. The story is set during the Nazi occupation of Denmark. The German forces have occupied Denmark for three years. Like in other neighboring countries, they have started hunting the Jews in Denmark, their businesses are being closed.
Quick Guide: Orlando
Series: Quick Guides to Novels and Plays, Book 20 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 161 · A Quick Guide. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,730. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Classics
“Orlando” by Virginia Woolf is subtitled “A Biography.” It was first published on 11th of October in 1928. It happens to be a semi-biographical novel. The story is based in part on the life of Virginia Woolf’s lover Vita Sackville West.
Quick Guide: Peace Like a River
Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature · Quick Guides to Novels and Plays. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,450. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2015 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Adventure » Action
“Peace Like a River” by Leif Enger was first published in 2001. It is one of the bestselling novels in modern literature. It is said that the title of the novel was taken from the lyrics of the hymn “It is Well with My Soul.” It is said that this hymn was sung during Leif Enger’s wedding.
Quick Guide: Poor Folk
Series: Quick Guides to Novels and Plays, Book 31 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 237 · A Quick Guide. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,400. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Dostoyevsky was greatly inspired by the works of other famous writers such as Pushkin, Gogol, and Karamzin. The English and French writers inspired him too.
Quick Guide: Regeneration
Series: Quick Guides to Novels and Plays, Book 27 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 225 · A Quick Guide. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,480. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Classics
Pat Barker, the author, has quite skillfully presented the issues through highly emphatic characters in the novel. The story revolves around a few significant characters, particularly, Dr. Rivers, a psychiatrist who attends the soldiers who have suffered several kinds of mental problems during the war.
Quick Guide: Silas Marner
Series: Quick Guides to Novels and Plays, Book 3 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 7 · A Quick Guide. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,210. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Classics
Although the story is focused on Silas, an individual, the role of the society is also significant. The theme of the individual versus the community is quite significant in the novel. Silas is the title character, but the story is very much about the community of Raveloe in which Silas lives.
Quick Guide: Sons and Lovers
Series: Quick Guides to Novels and Plays, Book 14 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 18 · A Quick Guide. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,690. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Classics
“Sons and Lovers” is considered as one of the best novels written by D. H. Lawrence. The book was first published in 1913.
Quick Guide: Sylvie and Bruno
Series: Quick Guides to Novels and Plays, Book 1 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 5 · A Quick Guide. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,080. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Adventure » Action
“Sylvie and Bruno” revolves around two main plots. One of the plots is set in the real world, and the time is of the Victorian era when the book was published. The second plot is set in the fantasy world of Fairyland.
Quick Guide: The Beach
Series: Quick Guides to Novels and Plays, Book 6 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 10 · A Quick Guide. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,660. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Adventure » Action
The story is highly inspired by the earlier literary works such as “Heart of Darkness” and “Lord of the Flies.” The story revolves around the adventures of a young Englishman who happens to be in search of a legendary, idyllic beach that is untouched by tourism.
Quick Guide: The Birthmark
Series: Quick Guides to Novels and Plays, Book 8 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 12 · A Quick Guide. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 2,930. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
“The Birthmark” by Nathaniel Hawthorne is a highly romantic short story. The story every masterly explores obsession with human perfection.
Quick Guide: The Book of Margery Kempe
Series: Quick Guides to Novels and Plays, Book 17 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 153 · A Quick Guide. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,670. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Christian » Fantasy
“The Book of Margery Kempe” is said to have been originally written sometimes in the 15th century in English. It is one of the earliest autobiographies written in English.
Quick Guide: The Italian
Series: Quick Guides to Novels and Plays, Book 16 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 20 · A Quick Guide. Price: $1.75 USD. Words: 3,130. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Romance » Gothic
“The Italian” By Ann Radcliffe is subtitled “The Confessional of the Black Penitents.” It was first published in 1797. It is a gothic novel, the last one that Ann Radcliffe published during her lifetime. Her other novel “Gaston de Blondeville” was published posthumously in 1846.
Quick Guide: The Maids
Series: Quick Guides to Novels and Plays · Study Gudes: English Literature · A Quick Guide. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,160. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Plays » Ancient & Classical
The play is loosely based on the real life infamous sisters Christine and Lea Papin. In 1933, these sisters were inhumanely killed by their employer and her daughter in Le Mans, France.
Quick Guide: The Portrait of a Lady
Series: Quick Guides to Novels and Plays, Book 12 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 16 · A Quick Guide. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,830. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Classics
The story of the novel revolves around the central character Isabel Archer, a spirited young American woman. As the story progresses, she affronts her destiny and finds it overwhelming.
Quick Guide: The Power and the Glory
Series: Quick Guides to Novels and Plays, Book 10 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 14 · A Quick Guide. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 3,170. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Hispanic & Latino
The title of the novel is an allusion to the doxology which is often used to end the Lord’s Prayer: "For thine is the kingdom, (and) the power, and the glory, now and forever (or forever and ever), amen."
Quick Guide: The Real Life of Sebastian Knight
Series: Quick Guides to Novels and Plays, Book 29 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 227 · A Quick Guide. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,070. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Classics
A layman or a casual reader may not find it easy to follow the story because the narration is not chronological and the narrator V. frequently digresses from the main story.
Quick Guide: The Tortilla Curtain
Series: Quick Guides to Novels and Plays, Book 35 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 275 · A Quick Guide. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 13,380. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
Several novels have been written by different writers about illegal immigration and non-Americans living in the United States, however, no other writer has so deeply observed this problem as the writer of the present novel has.
Quick Guide: Therese Raquin
Series: Quick Guides to Novels and Plays, Book 32 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 239 · A Quick Guide. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,220. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Romance » Adult
Camille is Therese’s husband. He happens to be an egocentric person. He is a sickly character. Therese wants to liberate herself from that bond of marriage.
Quick Guide: Three Cups of Tea
Series: Quick Guides to Novels and Plays, Book 30 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 234 · A Quick Guide. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,860. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
The book describes one man's efforts in trouble-torn Pakistan and Afghanistan. It describes how he changed from a mountaineer and became a social worker. He started building schools for children in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Quick Guide: Three Sisters
Series: Quick Guides to Novels and Plays, Book 36 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 276 · A Quick Guide. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,180. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Plays » Russian & Former Soviet Union
World literature remains incomplete without mentioning the works of the Great Russian writer Anton Chekhov. His short stories are considered to be some of the most widely read works all over the world; however, he was also a playwright of great repute.
Quick Guide: Vanity Fair
Series: Quick Guides to Novels and Plays, Book 18 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 155 · A Quick Guide. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,610. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
“Vanity Fair” by William Makepeace Thackeray was first published in 1848. It happens to be a novel without a hero. The book satirizes the society in early 19th century Britain.
Quick Guide: Woman In Mind
Series: Quick Guides to Novels and Plays, Book 26 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 179 · A Quick Guide. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,550. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Plays » American / African American
“Woman In Mind” by Alan Ayckbourn is definitely one of the best plays written by him. It was his 32nd play. It is uniquely original play that deals with a subject matter that is not very common. The play has two settings: a real world and an imaginary world.
"Accidental Death of an Anarchist" Summarized and Analyzed
Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 8,070. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2015 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Plays » European / Italian
The play has already been performed across the world in more than forty countries. It has also been performed in South Korea, South Africa, Romania, India, the United Kingdom, Chile, and Argentina.
Literature Companion: Ordinary People
Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,580. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2015 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
The book has established itself in several academic circles. It is now in the course of study at several American Secondary school English classes.
"Ragtime" Summarized and Analyzed
Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 9,170. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2015 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » African American fiction » Historical
The author has blended historical characters with fictional characters into a firm framework that encompasses the events, characters, and the important ideas in American History.
Literature Help: A Raisin In the Sun
Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,960. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2015 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Plays » American / African American
“A Raisin In the Sun” is considered an autobiographical play. Lorraine Hansberry happens to be one of the first playwrights to sketch realistic pictures of African-American life.
Literature Help: Season of Migration to the North
Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,740. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2015 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Asian American
When there was Islamic government in Sudan, it was banned in Sudan for several years. In the novel there is some graphic sexual imagery in the second half of the novel and that was perhaps the biggest reason to ban the novel in Sudan.
Literature Help: Sister Carrie
Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,680. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2015 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Women's fiction » Feminist
Having reached the city, she begins realizing her own American Dream. She initially becomes a mistress to men and she thinks that it is superior. However, she later becomes a very famous actress.
Literature Help: Shane
Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 7,860. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2015 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure
When the novel was published in the magazine, it was titled ‘Rider from Nowhere.’ Later on it was published as a complete novel with the title “Shane.”
Literature Help: The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,020. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2015 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
The continuous story is about four young girls who get a pair of jeans which fits all of them very well although all of them have different shapes and sizes.
Literature Help: Snow Falling on Cedars
Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,740. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2015 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
It is said that while the author was writing the book, he was a teacher. He wrote this novel in the early morning hours over the period of ten years. It was a very slowly written novel, but it is one of the best modern works of literature.
Quick Guide: The Sound of Waves
Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature · Quick Guides to Novels and Plays. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,590. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2015 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Romance » General
It is a coming-of-age novel that describes Shinji’s development into a mature person and his romance with Hatsue who happens to be the daughter of a rich ship owner Terukichi.
Literature Companion: Spring Awakening
Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,720. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2015 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Plays » European / German
The play primarily criticizes the sexually-oppressive culture that prevailed in the 19th century in Germany. Erotic fantasies have been very skillfully dramatized in this play.
Literature Companion: Sula
Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,780. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2015 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » African American fiction » Contemporary woman
Unlike the experiences of the two black girls in her first novel “The Bluest Eye,” “Sula” also describes the experiences of the girls when they grow into adulthood.
Literature Help: Seize the Day
Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,580. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2015 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life
The book was written in 1950s which was a kind of formative period during which the middle class in the United States was being created.
Literature Companion: For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf
Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,650. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2015 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Plays » American / African American
The play includes a series of poetic monologues. These monologues are accompanied by music and dance movements. This form of performance was coined by Shame as the Choreopoem.
"She Stoops to Conquer" Summarized and Analyzed
Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,260. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2015 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Plays » European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
“She Stoops to Conquer” is known for its enduring appeal. There are only few plays that have remained popular even today, and “She Stoops to Conquer” is one such play. Even today, the play is regularly performed.
Quick Guide: No Exit
Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature · Quick Guides to Novels and Plays. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,880. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2015 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Plays » European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
The play revolves around the description of the afterlife. Three deceased characters are punished in their afterlife. Those characters are being locked into a room, in Hell, together till eternity.
Literature Help: Glengarry Glen Ross
Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,260. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2015 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Plays » American / African American
The play covers the time period of two days. The story revolves around the parts of two days in the lives of four very desperate real estate salesmen from Chicago.
Literature Help: Annie John
Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,250. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2015 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » African American fiction » Contemporary woman
The novel deals with several significant issues such as mother-daughter relationships, racism, lesbianism, education, depression, and the conflict between the modern medicine and the medicine based on the native superstitious knowledge.
Literature Companion: Roots
Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,880. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2015 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » African American fiction » Historical
The story revolves around Kunta Kinte, who happens to be an eighteenth century African. He is captured as an adolescent and then sold as a slave in the United States.
Literature Help: Long Day's Journey Into Night
Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,480. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2015 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Plays » American / African American
The action of the play covers the time period of one day from morning till midnight in the month of Augusts 1912. The play is set at the seaside Connecticut home of the Tyrones.
"Wild Duck" Summarized and Analyzed
Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,730. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2015 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Plays » European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Several critics consider “Wild Duck” as Henrik Ibsen’s masterpiece. The play very skillfully recounts the fatal effects of what Ibsen termed the ‘life lie,’ some kinds of delusions which a person needs to escape from the harsh reality which is intolerable for the person.
Literature Help: Six Characters In Search of an Author
Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,350. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2015 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Plays » European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
It is an absurdist meta-theatrical play which explores the relationship between authors, their characters, and theatre practitioners.
Literature Help: Perfume
Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,960. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2015 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
The novel very minutely explores the sense of smell and the relationship of smell with the emotional meaning which the perfumes or scent may have.
Literature Help: Persuasion
Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,730. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2015 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
“Persuasion” of often described as a ‘perfect novel.’ It is often said that the reader of the book can easily judge by himself or herself whether the book is worthy of praise.
Literature Help: What Is the What
Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,770. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2015 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » African American fiction » Historical
The story is based on the real life story of Valentino Achak Deng. The story describes his struggles and how he overcame them. Achak Deng was a Sudanese refugee who had come to take refuge in the United States. He was the member of the Lost Boys of Sudan Programme.
Literature Help: Eugene Onegin
Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,310. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2015 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Plays » Russian & Former Soviet Union
Being considered a classic of Russian literature, “Eugene Onegin” inspired several contemporary and future writers in the country.
Literature Help: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,020. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2015 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
According to the author he wrote this novel because he had been repeatedly asked by several teachers, librarians, and teenagers to write one young adult novel.
Literature Help: The Misanthrope
Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,550. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2015 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Plays » European / French
It is also titled “The Cantankerous Lover.” The French title of the play is “Le Misanthrope.” It is a 17th century comedy of manners that has been written in verse.
"The Hairy Ape" Summarized and Analyzed
Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,390. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2015 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Plays » American / African American
The play is focused on a brutish and unthinking laborer who is known as Yank. In the world that is controlled by the rich, Yank searches for a sense of belonging.
Literature Help: The Watsons Go to Birmingham 1963
Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,370. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2015 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » African American fiction » Historical
The story revolves around a very loving African-American family. The family lives in the town of Flint, Michigan. The year is 1963.
Literature Help: Changes: A Love Story
Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,900. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2015 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Literature » Urban
The story of the novel revolves around a certain period in the life of an African woman. Having divorced her first husband, she enters a polygamist marriage.
Literature Companion: Childhood's End
Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,620. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2015 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
According to Clarke, the idea of writing this novel originated from a short story called “Guardian Angel” which was published in 1946.
Literature Help: Cold Mountain
Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,340. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2015 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Historical » USA
W. P. Inman is the male protagonist of the novel. He happens to be an injured deserter from the Confederate army when the American Civil War is about to end. The novel tells the story of W. P. Inman and his beloved Ada.
Literature Help: Coming of Age In Mississippi
Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,510. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2015 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
The book describes the time period from the author’s childhood until her late twenties. It also focuses on Anne Moody’s involvement in the civil rights movement in the United States.
Literature Help: The Contender
Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,960. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2015 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life
The story of the novel revolves around Alfred Brooks, a seventeen years old black boy. Alfred happens to be a school dropout. He lives with his Aunt Pearl and her three daughters in Harlem, New York City.
"Cry, the Beloved Country" Summarized and Analyzed
Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,350. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2015 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
The story of the novel revolves around Stephen Kumalo, the protagonist of the novel, who happens to be a black Anglican priest from a rural Natal town in South Africa. He goes in search of his son Absalom in the city of Johannesburg.
Literature Help: The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-Time
Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,920. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2015 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
The story reveals that when Christopher is overloaded with new information, he is not able to take immediate and rational decisions. He finds it difficult to visit other places because he has spent most of his childhood at home with his father, who happens to have told him that his mother died of a heart attack.
Literature Help: Dandelion Wine
Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,050. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2015 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Classics
Douglas Spaulding is the central character and protagonist of the novel. He is a twelve-year-old boy. His character is also said to have been loosely patterned after Ray Bradbury.
Literature Companion: Ellen Foster
Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,110. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2015 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
The story revolves around the title character Ellen Foster, the first person narrator and protagonist of the novel. She happens to be a young white American girl. She lives in adverse conditions somewhere in the rural South.
Literature Companion: Dangerous Liaisons
Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,450. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2015 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
The story revolves around two rivals and ex-lovers, the Marquise de Merteuil and the Vicomte de Valmont. Both of them often try to humiliate and degrade others and to achieve this end they use seduction as a weapon.
Quick Guide: Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
Series: A Quick Guide · Quick Guides to Novels and Plays · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,990. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2015 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » African American fiction » Historical
The novel very minutely and observantly explores the lives of the people living in southern Mississippi, during the period of Great Depression in the United States.
Quick Guide: A Gathering of Old Men
Series: A Quick Guide · Quick Guides to Novels and Plays · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,830. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2015 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » African American fiction » General
The novel is set on the Marshall Plantation in Bayonne Louisiana, a fictional setting. Beau Baton is the Cajun work boss there. Just before the beginning of the novel, he is murdered.
A Quick Guide to “A Yellow Raft in Blue Water”
Series: Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 3 · A Quick Guide · Quick Guides to Novels and Plays. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,540. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Classics
“A Yellow Raft in Blue Water” by Michael Dorris was first published in 1987. This novel is written from the view points of Royana, Christine, and Aunt Ida, the major characters in the novel.
A Quick Guide to “The Tale of Genji”
Series: Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 1 · A Quick Guide · Quick Guides to Novels and Plays. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,660. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure
It is believed that “The Tale of Genji” was delivered to aristocratic women, the yokibito, in installments, so the book may have also been written chapter by chapter in installments.
Quick Guide: Harrison Bergeron
Series: A Quick Guide · Quick Guides to Novels and Plays · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,820. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2015 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
The author had written this story as a satire of works on authoritarian dystopias and the common views and fears of egalitarian politics. The author presents a highly imaginative dystopian society and titular character, Harrison Bergeron.
A Quick Guide to “The Trial”
Series: Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 2 · A Quick Guide · Quick Guides to Novels and Plays. Price: $1.75 USD. Words: 3,470. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Classics
“The Trial” by Franz Kafka was originally written in German language. Its original German title is “Der Process” which later changed into “Der Prozess”, “Der Proce”, and then “Der Proze.”
Quick Guide: Hatchet
Series: A Quick Guide · Quick Guides to Novels and Plays · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,770. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2015 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure
The author, Gary Paulson, was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1939. It is said that Paulson was not a brilliant student and he did not have much motivation to inspire him. However, an incident in his life changed his life forever.
Literature Help: The Heart of the Matter
Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,350. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2015 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure
“The Heart of the Matter” is considered as one of the most famous novels written by Greens. According to the literary critics, this book is a part of “Catholic Trilogy” written by Green. The other two books in that trilogy are “The Power and the Glory” and “The End of the Affair.”
Literature Help: Yonnondio: From the Thirties
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The novel revolves around the struggles faced by the Holbrook family during the 1920s. The story is basically about the life of the working-class family. It also deals with the themes such as socioeconomic order, motherhood, and the pre-depression era.
Literature Help: The Jungle
Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,920. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2015 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Classics
Sinclair exposed several health violations and unsanitary practices in the meat packaging industry in the United States in the early 20th century. This exposure was taken very seriously by the readers. To write about this topic, Sinclair had done a lot of investigation for a socialist newspaper.
Literature Companion: Go Down, Moses
Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,130. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2015 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Classics
Isaac McCaslin is the most significant character and the unifying force in the book. Generally called ‘Uncle Ike” he is uncle to half a country, but he is father to no one. He will live to be an old man.
Literature Help: Having Our Say
Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,390. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2015 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage
The writer sisters were the daughters of a former slave. Their father was the first African American elected Bishop in the Episcopal Church in the United States of America.
Literature Help: Herland
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The novel depicts a society that is completely isolated, composed of entirely of women. The women in that society reproduce through asexual reproduction, parthenogenesis.
Literature Help: The Caucasian Chalk Circle
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The play presents a parable that revolves around a peasant girl. She rescues a baby and proves herself a better mother than the baby’s rich natural parents.
Literature Help: Young Goodman Brown
Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,770. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2015 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Historical » Colonial America
“Young Goodman Brown” is a symbolic story. The titular character, Goodman Brown” goes through a journey into self scrutiny that results in his loss of belief and virtue. It has been presented in a symbolic fashion.