Study Gudes: English Literature

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A Quick Guide to “The Tale of Genji”
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Series: Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,660. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
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.
A Quick Guide to “The Trial”
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Series: Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 2. Price: $1.75 USD. Words: 3,470. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“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.”
A Quick Guide to “A Yellow Raft in Blue Water”
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Series: Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 3. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,540. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“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 Tenant of Wildfell Hall
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Series: Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 4. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,840. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
Anne Bronte wrote two novels in her literary career. “The Tenant of Wildfell Hall” is the second novel written by her. It was published in the year 1848. Anne Bronte used the pseudonym Acton Bell.
Quick Guide: Sylvie and Bruno
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Series: Quick Guides to Novels and Plays, Book 1 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 5. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,080. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“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: Adam Bede
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Series: Quick Guides to Novels and Plays, Book 2 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 6. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,170. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“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: Silas Marner
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Series: Quick Guides to Novels and Plays, Book 3 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 7. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,210. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
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: Casino Royale
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Series: Quick Guides to Novels and Plays, Book 4 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 8. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 2,830. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
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: Goldfinger
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Series: Quick Guides to Novels and Plays, Book 5 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 9. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,820. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“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: The Beach
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Series: Quick Guides to Novels and Plays, Book 6 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 10. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,660. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
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: Mary Barton
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Series: Quick Guides to Novels and Plays, Book 7 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 11. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 12,530. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
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: The Birthmark
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Series: Quick Guides to Novels and Plays, Book 8 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 12. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 2,930. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“The Birthmark” by Nathaniel Hawthorne is a highly romantic short story. The story every masterly explores obsession with human perfection.
Quick Guide: Black Like Me
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Series: Quick Guides to Novels and Plays, Book 9 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 13. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,780. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
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: The Power and the Glory
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Series: Quick Guides to Novels and Plays, Book 10 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 14. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 3,170. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
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: King Solomon's Mines
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Series: Quick Guides to Novels and Plays, Book 11 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 15. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 3,400. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
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: The Portrait of a Lady
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Series: Quick Guides to Novels and Plays, Book 12 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 16. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,830. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
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: Cover Her Face
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Series: Quick Guides to Novels and Plays, Book 13 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 17. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 2,360. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“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: Sons and Lovers
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Series: Quick Guides to Novels and Plays, Book 14 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 18. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,690. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“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: Nightmare Abbey
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Series: Quick Guides to Novels and Plays, Book 15 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 19. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 3,890. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“Nightmare Abby” by Thomas Love Peacock was first published in November 1818. It was the third of his novels to be published.
Quick Guide: The Italian
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Series: Quick Guides to Novels and Plays, Book 16 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 20. Price: $1.75 USD. Words: 3,130. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“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.
All about Figure of Speech
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Series: Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 21. Price: $1.25 USD. Words: 3,540. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » English as a second language
Figure of Speech is a literary device which is widely used in almost all forms of literature. When a word or a group of words is used to diverge from the usual meaning, it is termed as a figure of speech.
Ready Reference Treatise: Uncle Tom’s Cabin
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 1 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 22. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,520. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2012. Category: Fiction » Classics
Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe is an anti slavery novel; it was first published in America in 1852. Uncle Tom’s Cabin is also known as “Life among the Lowly”. It is believed that this was the novel which paved the way to the revolutionary changes in the American society and it helped lay the groundwork for the Civil War.
Ready Reference Treatise: The Piano Lesson
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 2 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 23. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,860. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2012. Category: Fiction » Classics
The Piano Lesson brought Wilson both name and fame. It won the prestigious Pulitzer Prize for drama in the year 1990. August Wilson began to be recognized as one of the best American playwrights.
Ready Reference Treatise: Our Town
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 3 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 24. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,070. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Classics
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Ready Reference Treatise: The Importance of Being Earnest
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 4 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 25. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,060. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Classics
The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde is a trivial comedy which calls the attention of serious people.
Ready Reference Treatise: Oedipus Rex
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 5 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 26. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,430. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Drama » European
Oedipus Rex or Oedipus the King is one of the most famous Athenian tragedies by the Greek playwright Sophocles.
Ready Reference Treatise: A & P
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 6 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 27. Price: $1.25 USD. Words: 4,500. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Classics
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Ready Reference Treatise: The Dumb Waiter
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 7 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 28. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,830. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2012. Category: Plays » European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
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Ready Reference Treatise: Babylon Revisited
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 8 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 29. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,100. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Classics
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Ready Reference Treatise: The Great Gatsby
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 9 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 30. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,160. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Curricula
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Ready Reference Treatise: Herzog
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 10 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 31. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,770. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
In his book Herzog, Saul Bellow has presented the account which is believed to be autobiographical. Some critics believe that we can find a lot about Saul Bellow’s personal life from his book “Herzog.”
Ready Reference Treatise: The Red Badge of Courage
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 11 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 32. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,890. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Classics
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Ready Reference Treatise: The Call of the Wild
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 12 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 33. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,370. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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Ready Reference Treatise: The Year of Magical Thinking
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 13 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 34. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 12,250. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - Literature
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Ready Reference Treatise: An Enemy of the People
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 14 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 35. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,360. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Drama
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Ready Reference Treatise: A Clergyman's Daughter
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 15 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 36. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 3,050. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Educational
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Ready Reference Treatise: A Border Passage
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 16 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 37. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,010. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » College Guides
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Ready Reference Treatise: Of Mice and Men
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 17 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 38. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,190. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
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Ready Reference Treatise: Waiting for Godot
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 18 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 39. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,740. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - Literature
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Ready Reference Treatise: Things Fall Apart
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 19 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 40. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,250. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
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Ready Reference Treatise: The God of Small Things
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 20 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 41. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,010. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary criticism
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Ready Reference Treatise: Lord of the Flies
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 21 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 42. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,380. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary criticism
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Ready Reference Treatise: 1984
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 22 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 43. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,640. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Educational
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Ready Reference Treatise: Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 23 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 44. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,760. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Guide books or book notes are primarily written to make students understand the original text better, especially from all those angles which are often overlooked by a casual reader. The present book introduces the author in details, provides analysis of the characters and themes, and includes the complete summary.
Ready Reference Treatise: Animal Farm
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 24 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 45. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,540. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
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Ready Reference Treatise: Coming Up for Air
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 25 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 46. Price: $1.75 USD. Words: 3,540. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
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Ready Reference Treatise: Burmese Days
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 26 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 47. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,720. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
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Ready Reference Treatise: Down and Out in Paris and London
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 27 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 48. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 4,410. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
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Ready Reference Treatise: Across Five Aprils
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 28 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 49. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,080. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“Across Five Aprils” can be evaluated as one of the best English novels, if not the best, ever written combining the history of a nation and the history of a family.
Ready Reference Treatise: All the King's Men
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 29 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 50. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,850. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
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Ready Reference Treatise:The Road to Wigan Pier
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 30 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 51. Price: $1.25 USD. Words: 3,920. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
George Orwell had spent a fair amount of time in the bleak industrial heartlands of the West Midlands, Yorkshire, and Lancashire. He had seen and understood the life of the working class people.
Ready Reference Treatise: A Doll’s House
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 31 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 52. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,580. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
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Ready Reference Treatise: Brand
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 32 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 53. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,820. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
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Ready Reference Treatise: The Grapes of Wrath
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 33 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 54. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,650. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
The Joads do not lose their dignity and they continue to possess the kindness which is so precious to them.
Ready Reference Treatise: East of Eden
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 34 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 55. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,090. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Educational
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Ready Reference Treatise: Tortilla Flat
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 35 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 56. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,730. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
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Ready Reference Treatise: Cannery Row
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 36 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 57. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,300. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
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Ready Reference Treatise: The Winter of Our Discontent
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 37 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 58. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,260. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
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Ready Reference Treatise: Travels with Charley, In Search of America
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 38 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 59. Price: $1.75 USD. Words: 4,450. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
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Ready Reference Treatise: All My Sons
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 39 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 60. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,940. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
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Ready Reference Treatise: No Longer at Ease
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 40 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 61. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,590. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
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Ready Reference Treatise: The Crucible
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 41 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 62. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,080. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
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Ready Reference Treatise: Death of a Salesman
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 42 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 63. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,080. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
"Death of a Salesman" is one of the finest plays ever written by an American writer. The story revolves around the struggles and conflicts of the members of a family, and how it ends in a tragedy. This short treatise critically analyzes the novel, its characters and other significant elements.
Ready Reference Treatise: A Death in the Family
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 43 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 64. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 4,050. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
The book “A Death in the Family” by James Agee is an autobiographical novel. The story is set in Knoxville, Tennessee. Agee started writing the book in the year 1948 but even at the time of his death in the year 1955 the book was not quite complete.
Ready Reference Treatise: The American
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 44 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 65. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 5,490. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“The American” by Henry James was first published as a serial in the magazine The Atlantic Monthly between 1876 and 1877. It was later published as a book in 1877.
Ready Reference Treatise: The Ambassadors
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 45 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 66. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,900. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
The Ambassadors written by Henry James was published in 1903. It was earlier published as a serial in the North American Review.
Ready Reference Treatise: A Man for All Seasons
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 46 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 67. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,880. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“A Man for All Season” in its early form had been written for BBC Radio in the year 1954, and its one hour live television version was made in the year 1957. Finally, Bolt worked on it and wrote it for the stage.
Ready Reference Treatise: American Dream
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 47 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 68. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,130. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
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Ready Reference Treatise: Washington Square
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 48 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 69. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,160. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
Washington Square, by Henry James, is a tragicomedy written in a very simple style. The story revolves around a daughter and her father. The daughter is dull but sweet and the father is quite brilliant and highly authoritative.
Ready Reference Treatise: The Hunger Games
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 49 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 70. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 4,890. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins is one of the best young adult novels ever written. The book was first published on 14th of September in the year 2008. It was first published in hardcover by Scholastic.
Ready Reference Treatise: The Turn of the Screw
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 50 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 71. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,190. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
Guide books or book notes are primarily written to make students understand the original text better, especially from all those angles which are often overlooked by a casual reader.
Ready Reference Treatise: All the Pretty Horses
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 51 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 72. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 4,110. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
The novel “All the Pretty Horses” by Cormac McCarthy was first published by Alfred A Knopf in the year 1992.
Ready Reference Treatise: A Clockwork Orange
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 52 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 73. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 4,250. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
It is a dystopian novel written by British author Anthony Burgess. The book was first published in 1962.
Ready Reference Treatise: A Midsummer Night's Dream
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 53 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 74. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,390. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
Who could have thought that the vast and enchanting English literature and the English speaking world would be indebted to a person who had no academic higher education? Yes, William Shakespeare is the person who gave a new direction to the literary world and the academic pursuits all over the world.
Ready Reference Treatise: A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 54 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 75. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 4,220. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court” is a comic satire which reveals the sixth century England and it medieval culture through the perspective of the central character Hank Morgan.
Ready Reference Treatise: Much Ado about Nothing
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 55 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 76. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,190. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
Who could have thought that the vast and enchanting English literature and the English speaking world would be indebted to a person who had no academic higher education? Yes, William Shakespeare is the person who gave a new direction to the literary world and the academic pursuits all over the world.
Ready Reference Treatise: As You Like It
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 56 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 77. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,540. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“As You Like it” by William Shakespeare is a pastoral comedy. It is presumed that the play was written between 1599 and 1600. The play is said to be highly inspired by “Rosalynde” which was written by Thomas Lodge. “Rosalynde” was the early prose romance.
Ready Reference Treatise: A Passage to India
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 57 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 78. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 5,100. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
The book “A Passage to India” by E. M. Forster is based on the subject of the relationship between the East and West. The story is set against the backdrop of the British Raj in India and it moves along the Independence movement in India in the 1920s.
Ready Reference Treatise: A Room with a View
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 58 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 79. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 4,800. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“A Room with a View” by E. M. Forster was first published in 1908. The story revolves around a young woman living in the repressed culture of Edwardian England.
Ready Reference Treatise: A Streetcar Named Desire
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 59 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 80. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,440. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
Blanche comes from a very refined background. The Old South is gradually dying. They have lost their ancestral house and land. The life in New Orleans seems to be of low standard to Blanche. She can’t accept the world of the New South.
Ready Reference Treatise: A Tale of Two Cities
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 60 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 81. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 4,310. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“A Tale of Two Cities” by Charles Dickens is a masterpiece. The story is set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution.
Ready Reference Treatise: Atlas Shrugged
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 61 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 82. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 15,130. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“Atlas Shrugged" was Rand’s fourth and last novel. It was first published in 1957. It was her longest novel. Rand considered “Atlas Shrugged” to be her magnum opus in novel writing.
Ready Reference Treatise: The Assistant
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 62 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 83. Price: $1.75 USD. Words: 5,410. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
The novel “The Assistant” is the second novel written by Bernard Malamud. The story is set in the working class neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York.
Ready Reference Treatise: The Awakening
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 63 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 84. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 12,150. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“The Awakening” by Kate Chopin is considered to be her best work. It was first published in 1899. The story is set in New Orleans and the Southern Louisiana coast at the end of the 19th century.
Ready Reference Treatise: The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 64 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 85. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,250. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman” by Ernest J. Gaines was first published in the year 1971. The story revolves around the struggles of African American.
Ready Reference Treatise: Barn Burning
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 65 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 86. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,530. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“Barn Burning” by William Faulkner is a short story. The story was first published in the year 1939 in Harper’s.
Ready Reference Treatise: The Bean Trees
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 66 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 87. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,360. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“The Bean Trees” was the first book written by Barbara Kingsolver. It was first published in 1988. The story revolves around Taylor Greer, the protagonist of the novel. She happens to be a native of Kentucky. She finds herself in Oklahoma near Cherokee territory.
Ready Reference Treatise: Darkness at Noon
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 67 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 88. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 3,680. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“Darkness at Noon” by Arthur Koestler was first published in 1940. It is considered as his best known work.
Ready Reference Treatise: The Bluest Eye
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 68 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 89. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,280. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“The Bluest Eye” by Nobel Prize winning American author Toni Morrison was first published in 1970. While writing this novel, Toni Morrison was teaching at Howard University and raising her two sons on her own.
Ready Reference Treatise: Black Boy
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 69 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 90. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,050. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“Black Boy” by Richard Wright is an autobiographical novel. It describes the author's struggles in the society where color discrimination was the main obstacle in the way of social and economic success.
Ready Reference Treatise: Beloved
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 70 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 91. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,800. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“Beloved” by the Nobel Prize winning American writer Toni Morrison was first published in 1987. The story is set during and after the Civil War in America, between 1861 and 1865. An African-American slave, Margaret Garner, is the source of inspiration for the story.
Critical Approaches to Literature
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Series: Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 92. Price: $1.25 USD. Words: 2,730. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » English as a second language
When we come across a text, it needs to be read, understood, and interpreted.
Ready Reference Treatise: The Black Prince
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 71 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 93. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,130. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“The Black Prince” by Iris Murdoch was first published in the year 1973. It was the author’s fifteenth novel. The title alludes to Hamlet.
Ready Reference Treatise: Bless Me, Ultima
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 72 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 94. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,880. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“Bless Me, Ultima” by Rudolfo Anaya was first published in 1972. It is considered to be one of the most widely read and critically acclaimed novel in the Chicano literary canon.
Ready Reference Treatise: Bleak House
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 73 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 95. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,250. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“Bleak House” is one of the most famous novels written by Charles Dickens. It was first published in twenty monthly installments from March 1852 to 1853.
Ready Reference Treatise: The Comedy of Errors
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The play derives the major part of its humour from mistaken identity and slapstick. Word play and pun happen to be equally powerful in this play.
Ready Reference Treatise: Bread Givers
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“Bread Givers” by Anzia Yezierska was first published in 1925. The story of the novel revolves around the growth of a Jewish American girl. Her immigrant parents are originally from Poland. The story presents the complete details of her growing up in that house-hold.
Ready Reference Treatise: Breath, Eyes, Memory
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 76 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 98. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,760. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“Breath, Eyes, Memory” was the first novel by Edwidge Danticat. At the time of the publication of this novel, she was only twenty five years old.
Ready Reference Treatise: The Book of the City of Ladies
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 77 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 99. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 4,120. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“The Book of the City of Ladies, published in 1405, is said to be the most famous literary work of the author Christine de Pizan.
Ready Reference Treatise: Evelina
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 78 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 100. Price: $1.25 USD. Words: 2,850. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“Evelina” is an epistolary novel, in three volumes. Evelina the title character happens to be the daughter of a dissipated English aristocrat, but she is not acknowledged as the legitimate daughter.
Ready Reference Treatise: Pamela
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 79 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 101. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 4,340. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“Pamela” by Samuel Richardson is also titled “Virtue Rewarded.” It is an epistolary novel. The book was first published in 1740. The story revolves around a maid servant named Pamela Andrews.
Ready Reference Treatise: The Homecoming
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“The Homecoming” by Nobel laureate Harold Pinter is a two-act play. It was written in 1964. The play was first published in the year 1965.
Ready Reference Treatise: The Country Wife
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“The Country Wife” by William Wycherley is a Restoration comedy. It was written in the year 1675. Since the play was written during the early Restoration period, it presents and aristocratic and anti-puritan ideology.
Ready Reference Treatise: Wide Sargasso Sea
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 82 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 104. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,000. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“Wide Sargasso Sea” appears to be acting as a prequel to Jane Eyre written by Charlotte Bronte. The story of the novel “Wide Sargasso Sea” revolves around Antoinette Cosway (who was known as Bertha Mason in Bronte’s novel “Jane Eyre”).
Ready Reference Treatise: Endgame
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 83 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 105. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,470. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“Endgame” by Samuel Beckett was originally written in French language, and it was titled “Fin de partie.” This one act play has been written in a style that happens to be associated with the Theatre of the Absurd.
Ready Reference Treatise: Robinson Crusoe
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It is a fictional autobiography of Robinson Crusoe, who happens to be a castaway. Crusoe is compelled to spend twenty eight years on a remote island near Trinidad, the West Indies.
Ready Reference Treatise: Under the Net
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“Under the Net” was the first novel written by Iris Murdoch. It was published in 1954. The story is set in London and Paris.
Ready Reference Treatise: Gulliver's Travels
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“Gulliver’s Travels” by Irish writer and clergyman Jonathan Swift was first published in the year 1726.
Ready Reference Treatise: Coriolanus
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When exactly the play “Coriolanus” was enacted first is not known, however, according to the most of the scholars, the play was launched somewhere between 1605 and 1610. Some others try to emphasize that the play was first staged in probably 1608 or 1609.
Ready Reference Treatise: The Poisonwood Bible
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First of all, the title “The Poisonwood Bible” draws the attention of the readers. It is not only appropriate but also indispensable.
Summaries of 25 Classics: An Anthology
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Series: Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 111. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 39,300. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
This book includes the introduction and summary of 25 all time best classics. Most of these books are prescribed in the academic institutions in various parts of the world, so the present book is sure to prove a great help to the students and teachers of English Literature.
Ready Reference Treatise: Hamlet
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Hamlet’s character is the expression of overwhelming grief to seething rage. Sometimes there is real madness and sometimes it is feigned.
Ready Reference Treatise: Midnight’s Children
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“Midnight’s Children” by Salman Rushdie is said to be one of the most widely read book in the 20th century.
Common Errors that Writers Commit
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Series: Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 114. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,860. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » English as a second language
The other day, I wrote a few sentences on the board and then tried to find the reactions of the students. The students were quite new to such word play, and they seemed to be amused. I let them read these sentences and then told them what each sentence meant.
80 Classic Poems Summarized & Analyzed
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Series: Poetry Guides, Book 10 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 115. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 73,280. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
In this book I have included the summary and analyses of some of the best poems written by various famous poets in different eras. Having gone through this book, I believe, that your understanding of poetry will definitely be enhanced.
Ready Reference Treatise: How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 91 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 116. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,660. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
The story is narrated from the reverse chronological order. It has been narrated from shifting perspectives.
Ready Reference Treatise: A Christmas Carol
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The story revolves around the central character Ebenezer Scrooge. He happens to be a stingy and irascible character. With the progression of the story, he goes through ideological, ethical, and emotional transformation.
Ready Reference Treatise: A Delicate Balance
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“A Delicate Balance” by Edward Albee is a remarkable play, highly acclaimed and admired. It first premiered in the year 1966. The play won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in the year 1967. It was the first of the three Pulitzer Prizes which Edward Albee received for his literary creations.
Ready Reference Treatise: A Wrinkle in Time
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“A Wrinkle in Time” by Madeleine L’Engle is a science fantasy. The book was first published in the year 1962. The story of the novel revolves around a young girl. Her father happens to be a government scientist. His father had been working on a mysterious project called a tesseract, but one day he goes missing.
Ready Reference Treatise: A Prayer for Owen Meany
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“A Prayer for Owen Meany” by John Irving was first published in 1989. It happens to be the seventh published novel by the author. The story revolves around John Wheelwright and his best friend Owen Meany. Both of them grow up together in a small town in New England during 1950s and 1960s.
Ready Reference Treatise: The Big Sleep
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“The Big Sleep” by Raymond Chandler is a crime novel. It was published in 1939. This was the first novel which presented detective Philip Marlowe. Two movies have already made on this novel, the first was made in 1946 and the second in 1978.
Ready Reference Treatise: The Spanish Tragedy
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“The Spanish Tragedy” is said to be one of the best Elizabethan tragedies written by Thomas Kyd. It is said to have been written between 1582 and 1592. The play was highly popular in its time, and it created a deep impact on the minds of the readers and viewers.
Ready Reference Treatise: The Book Thief
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“The Book Thief” was written by Markus Zusak, an Australian novelist. It was a highly successful book when it was published in 2006 for the first time. The story of the novel is narrated by Death. The story is set in Nazi Germany. The narrator explains that he was very busy like Germany was busy.
Ready Reference Treatise: Henry IV Part I
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The play describes in complete detail a period of history that begins with Hotspur's battle at Homildon against the Douglas late in 1402 and ends with the defeat of the rebels at Shrewsbury in the middle of 1403. Both general audiences and critics have admired the play.
Ready Reference Treatise: The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man
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“The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man” by James Weldon Johnson was first published anonymously in 1912 by Sherman, French, and Company in New York.
Ready Reference Treatise: Bird by Bird
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“Bird by Bird” by Anne Lamott was first published in 1994. It is considered her best-known work. The book is inspired by the author’s own personal relationships.
Ready Reference Treatise: The Catcher in the Rye
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“The Catcher in the Rye” by J. D. Salinger was first published in 1951. It is said to be one of the best novels written by Salinger. The book was originally published only for adult readers, but over the years it began to be popular with adolescent readers because the themes of teenage angst and alienation appeal to young readers.
Dictionary of Australian Slang Terms
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Series: Dictionaries, Book 11 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 128. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,170. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2011 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Dictionaries
English is Australia's Official language but when two Australians converse with each other, it happens to be quite difficult for a common English speaker to follow them.
A Quick Guide to The School for Scandal
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“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
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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”
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“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"
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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”
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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”
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“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"
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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"
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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"
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“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"
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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. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
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"
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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. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
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"
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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. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
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"
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“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"
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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. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“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"
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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. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“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”
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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"
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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. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
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"
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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. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“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"
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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. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“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"
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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. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
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"
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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. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“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"
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“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"
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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. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“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"
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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. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“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.
Quick Guide: The Book of Margery Kempe
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Series: Quick Guides to Novels and Plays, Book 17 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 153. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,670. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“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.
A Quick Guide to "Bridge to Terabithia"
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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. Category: 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.
Quick Guide: Vanity Fair
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Series: Quick Guides to Novels and Plays, Book 18 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 155. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,610. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“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.
Ready Reference Treatise: The Time Machine
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 103 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 156. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 4,990. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“The Time Machine” by H. G. Wells was first published in 1895. It is a science fiction novella. The credit of popularizing the scientific concept of time travel goes to “The Time Machine.”
Quick Guide: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
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Series: Quick Guides to Novels and Plays, Book 19 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 157. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,760. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“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.
Ready Reference Treatise: Invisible Man
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 104 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 158. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,450. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“Invisible Man” by Ralph Ellison was first published in 1952. It was published by Random House. The story explores many of the social and intellectual issues which face African Americans in the early 20th century. The plot also deals very effectively with the notion of Black Nationalism. It describes the relationship between black identity and Marxism.
A Quick Guide to "Mrs. Dalloway"
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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. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“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"
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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. Category: Plays » Religious & Liturgical
“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.
Quick Guide: Orlando
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Series: Quick Guides to Novels and Plays, Book 20 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 161. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,730. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“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.
A Quick Guide to "The Playboy of the Western World"
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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. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“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"
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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. Category: Fiction » Romance » Adult
“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.”
Quick Guide: Blade Runner
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Series: Quick Guides to Novels and Plays, Book 21 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 164. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,730. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
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.
A Quick Guide to "Carrion Comfort"
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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. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
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.”
Quick Guide: Major Barbara
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Series: Quick Guides to Novels and Plays, Book 22 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 166. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,980. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Category: Plays » European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
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.
Place of Women In China
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Series: Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 167. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,060. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Customs & Traditions
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.
Quick Guide: Death Be Not Proud
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Series: Quick Guides to Novels and Plays, Book 23 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 168. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,940. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » College 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.
A Quick Guide to "The Stranger"
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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. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
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.
Place of Women In Pakistan
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Series: Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 170. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,880. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
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.
Ready Reference Treatise: Arcadia
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 105 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 171. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,350. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“Arcadia” by Tom Stoppard is a famous play written in 1993. The play revolves around the relationship between past and present and between order and disorder and the certainty of knowledge.
Literature Help: "For Whom the Bell Tolls"
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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.
Literature Help: "Gone with the Wind"
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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. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
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
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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. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
"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
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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. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
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.
Quick Guide: Number the Stars
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Series: Quick Guides to Novels and Plays, Book 25 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 177. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,830. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“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.
Literature Help: Blood Wedding
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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. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
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.
Quick Guide: Woman In Mind
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Series: Quick Guides to Novels and Plays, Book 26 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 179. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,550. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“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.
Literature Help: If I Were You
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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. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
"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
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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. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
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
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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. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“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.
A Quick Guide to "The Birthday Party"
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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. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
"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: Blindness
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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. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“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"
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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”
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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. Category: 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.
Ready Reference Treatise: The White Tiger
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 106 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 187. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 12,530. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
The story is told through a retrospective narration by Balram Halwai. He is a village boy. The novel follows this village boy’s first journey to Delhi where he works as driver of a rich landlord. From there he goes to Bangalore. He kills his master in Delhi and flees from there.
Ready Reference Treatise: Middlemarch
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 107 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 188. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,060. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
The novel "Middlemarch"describes in detail that the choice of an occupation by which one earns a living is also very important issue. The author very clearly points to the consequences of making wrong choices in life.
A Quick Guide to "A Burnt-Out Case"
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“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
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“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.
Amritsar-The Golden City of India
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Series: Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 191. Price: $1.25 USD. Words: 4,510. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2011 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
The Golden Temple in Amritsar is visited by millions of people every year. It is one of its kind but its history goes back to the time of Mugal Reign over India...
Hyderabad-The City of Pearls
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Series: Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 192. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,170. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2011 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
Hyderabad is the capital of the state Andhra Pradesh, India. It also goes by its Sobriquet City of Pearls.
Dictionary of Botany
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Series: Dictionaries, Book 1 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 193. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 12,500. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2011 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Botany
This dictionary is for the students and teacher of Botany. The detailed definitions are followed by appropriate examples and suitable references. A must have book for the students of Science!
Dictionary of Computer Terms
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Series: Dictionaries, Book 2 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 194. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 9,300. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2011 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - Sciences
This is the dictionary that can be used by even a layman, or the person who has never handled computers.
Jaipur-The Pink City
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Series: Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 195. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,980. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2011 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
Jaipur is also known as the Pink City; it is the capital and the largest city of the Indian State of Rajasthan. The town is known for its colourful palaces and glorious and traditional markets...
Dictionary of Anatomy
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Series: Dictionaries, Book 3 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 196. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 9,860. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2011 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Student life
A very useful dictionary to have on your device!If you are a student or teacher of medicines, medical science, biology, or human anatomy, this is the dictionary for you.
Dictionary of Banking Terms
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Series: Dictionaries, Book 4 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 197. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,530. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2011 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Dictionaries
A useful concise dictionary for the students of business, banking, management, marketing, and finance.
Dictionary of Agricultural Terms
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Series: Dictionaries, Book 5 · Delicious Cuisine: Indian Recipe Books, Book 4 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 198. Price: $1.25 USD. Words: 3,580. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2011 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Dictionaries
If you are related to agriculture and farming in any way, this is the dictionary for you.
Dictionary of Astronomy
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Series: Dictionaries, Book 6 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 199. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,560. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2011 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Dictionaries
A useful dictionary for the students and teachers of Astronomy.
Dictionary of Biochemistry
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Series: Dictionaries, Book 7 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 200. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 7,740. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2011 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Chemistry
A useful dictionary for the students and teachers of Biochemistry
Dictionary of Audiology
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Series: Dictionaries, Book 8 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 201. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,670. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2011 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Biology
A useful dictionary for the students and teachers of audiology.
Dictionary of Ecclesiastical Terms
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Christianity has developed not only as a religion but as a way of life over the past two millenniums. It is the largest religion in the world, and half of the population of the world is Christian.
Pondicherry-The Educational Hub of Southern India
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Series: Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 203. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,890. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2011 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
Pondicherry is a beautiful Union Territory in India.Millions of tourists visit the state every year.
Dictionary of Sanskrit Terms
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There are hundreds of Sanskrit terms which are frequently used by writers, poets, and scholars. This concise dictionary will acquaint you with the most common of those Sanskrit terms.
Dictionary of Dermatology
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Dermatology is a highly specialized and distinct branch of medical science that deals with skin and its diseases, a unique specialty with both medical and surgical aspects.
All about Muhammad Ali
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Series: Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 206. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,830. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2011 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » People of color
Muhammad Ali (Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr.) is considered to be the greatest of boxer in the world. No other boxer has been able to emulate the examples set by the Great Muhammad Ali.
All about Rabindranath Tagore
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Series: Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 207. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,920. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2011 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography
"That which fails to illuminate the intellect, and only keeps it in the obsession of some delusion, is its greatest obstacle." ---Rabindranath Tagore
All about Dhirubhai Ambani-A Rags to Riches Story
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Series: Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 208. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,240. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2012 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Business biography
Life history of Dhirubhai Ambani is like a very remote dream materializing at a very rapid pace. Who could have thought that the son of a poor school teacher from a small village of Gujarat would come to be the richest man in India and among the fifty richest people in the world?
All about Fidel Castro
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Series: Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 209. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,850. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2012 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Political biography
No other revolutionary leader has influenced the modern world as has Castro, for his impregnable ideology kept him the leader of his people in Cuba for more than four decades.
All About Sexual Arousal
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Series: Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 210. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,440. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2012 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Sex and Relationships  » Sexual behavior
There are several stages of sexual arousal and it is not necessary that they might lead to the real sexual activity.
Maharaja Ranjit Singh: Sher-e-Punjab
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The one eyed young Sikh was going to become a sworn enemy of the Durrani leaders in the following years.
Literature Help: Uncle Vanya
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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. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
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
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“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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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“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
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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
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“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.
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“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 Sound and the Fury
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“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: The Pearl
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“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.
Quick Guide: Regeneration
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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: Inherit the Wind
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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: The Real Life of Sebastian Knight
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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.
Literature Help: True at First Light
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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.
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“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
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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.
Place of Women In Saudi Arabia
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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.
Place of Women In Iran
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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
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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.
Quick Guide: Three Cups of Tea
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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.
Literature Companion: All Quiet On the Western Front
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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
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“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.
Quick Guide: Poor Folk
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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.
Literature Companion: The Death of Ivan Ilyich
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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.
Quick Guide: Therese Raquin
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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.
Literature Companion: The Red and the Black
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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
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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
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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.
Quick Guide: Mockingjay
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“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: Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret.
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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.
Literature Companion: Waiting for Lefty
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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.
Ready Reference Treatise: Yonnondio: From the Thirties
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The book describes the lives of the Holbrook family. It shows their struggle to survive during the 1920s. They happen to be a working class family. The book also deals with the themes of motherhood, socioeconomic order, and pre-depression era. When the book was first published, it was published as an unfinished piece of writing.
Literature Companion: The White Devil
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“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.
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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 Companion: White Noise
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“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 Help: Bastard Out of Carolina
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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.
Ready Reference Treatise: Little Women
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“Little Women” was particularly written for female readers; however, it became equally popular with male readers. True love, work, and domesticity are the three noticeable themes of the novel. These three themes are interdependent.
Literature Companion: Purple Hibiscus
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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.
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“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
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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
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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.
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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: Like Water for Chocolate
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
Ready Reference Treatise: The Caretaker
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According to Harold Pinter, he wrote “The Caretaker” while he and his wife were living in Chiswick. There are some events in the play which clearly seem to be drawn on those events which had taken place in Pinter’s own life at the time.
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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. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
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.
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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. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
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.
Ready Reference Treatise: The Remains of the Day
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The story revolves around Steven’s professional and personal relationship with Miss Kenton, his former colleague and the housekeeper.
Ready Reference Treatise: Disgrace
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The story very descriptively deals with the country’s changing scenario. There is a third person narrator, David Lurie, whose narration dominates the major part of the story.
Literature Companion: Fifth Business
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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. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
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
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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. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
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.
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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. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
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.
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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. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
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
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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
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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. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
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.
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Series: Quick Guides to Novels and Plays, Book 35 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 275. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 13,380. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: 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.
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Series: Quick Guides to Novels and Plays, Book 36 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 276. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,180. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
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.
Literature Companion: Nervous Conditions
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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. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
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.
"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.
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.
"Master Harold"...and the Boys Made Easy: Literature Guide
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Series: A Quick Guide, Book 95 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 280. Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 7,460. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
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
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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. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
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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Series: A Quick Guide, Book 97 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 282. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,890. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
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.
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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
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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. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“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
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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. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
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.
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“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
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“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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Series: A Quick Guide, Book 104 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 289. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,700. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
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.
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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
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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
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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.
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The author had a very difficult childhood. It was full of prejudice and ostracism and there were several reasons for that. There were several things which were against her in that prejudiced society.
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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.
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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.
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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.
Inspirational Oratory: Great Thoughts
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Series: Great Oratory, Book 1 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 297. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 5,180. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation and inspiration
How and when one gets inspired has been a mystery! There is no principle that teaches you how to be inspired, however, the experience of the other people and their thoughts have a very great role to play in our lives. Sometimes, just a few words are enough to inspire a person, consequently transforming his or her life for the better.
Love Oratory: Great Thoughts
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Series: Great Oratory, Book 2 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 298. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 15,420. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation and inspiration
It is often said that love is strange, but stranger are the ways of lovers. True, very true, for there can not be any generalization of love. It can spring from various sources and human mind has no control over it; it is absolutely a matter of heart.
Motivational Oratory: Great Thoughts
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Despite being blessed with all the advantages in life, without motivation, everything appears to be insipid and gloomy. There ought to be a motive that gives momentum to our activities in life, but most of the people just flow with life without doing much. Motivation is essential to be successful and happy in life, and it can come from various sources.
Positive Oratory: Great Thoughts
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Positive or optimistic attitude happens to be the key to success and prosperity in life, however, most of people remain deprived of this virtue, for they seldom try to find or come across the sources which might inspire and motivate them.
Words of Wisdom: George Bernard Shaw
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George Bernard Shaw, the British playwright and novelist, is also known as a critic and social reformer. His witty writings have contributed a lot to English literature. Through his unmatched genius, he has written some of the most popular dramas which have retained their charm even today.
Words of Wisdom: D. H. Lawrence
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His precise diction and arrangement of sentences have inspired hundreds of writers, scholars, and students throughout the world. Several of his beautiful sentences, written in his books, have become very popular quotations.
Words of Wisdom: Henry James
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Henry James, one of the greatest short story and novel writers, has produced such wonderful stories that readers from all age groups remain absorbed and entertained once they begin reading his stories.
Words of Wisdom: James Joyce
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James Joyce, one of the most prominent Irish writers and thinkers, has given several masterpieces to English Literature. Joyce had started writing at a very early age. His writings are not so easy to understand, for they are full of wit and wisdom. One ought to read between the lines to get to the bottom of his messages in his writings.
Words of Wisdom: Jane Austen
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Series: Great Oratory, Book 10 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 305. Price: $1.25 USD. Words: 2,370. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Inspiration » General self-help
Not many female writers have contributed so much to the world literature as Jane Austen has. She is undoubtedly one of the most famous female writers. She has been a favorite of not only female but male readers and even today her books are sold in large numbers.
Words of Wisdom: Virginia Woolf
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Among the female writers of the past and present, Virginia Woolf has her very distinct place. Her classics have contributed greatly to English and world literature.
Words of Wisdom: Vladimir Nabokov
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Among the most famous Russian writers, Vladimir Nabokov has his very distinct place. Through his world famous novel "Lolita" Nabokov had created sensation. The book is included among the top one hundred books of all times.
Words of Wisdom: William Faulkner
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William Faulkner, the Nobel Prize winning author, from America is regarded as one of the most famous and widely read novelists in the country. He is known for his ingenious remarks and precise statements.
Words of Wisdom: William Shakespeare
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Who other than Great William Shakespeare could have produced such beautiful lines: “Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.”
Words of Wisdom: F. Scott Fitzgerald
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One can hardly hide one's admiration for F. Scott Fitzgerald when he says, “That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you're not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong.” His mesmerizing lines keep readers glued to the novels he has written.
Words of Wisdom: George Orwell
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Series: Great Oratory, Book 16 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 311. Price: $1.25 USD. Words: 9,760. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
In academic circles, perhaps, no other novelist has gained as much popularity as George Orwell has. His most famous novels "Nineteen Eighty-Four" and "Animal Farm" brought all the glory that a writer desires. However, his best work is his essays, and it can be said that Orwell is also one of the most accomplished non-fiction writers.
Words of Wisdom: John Steinbeck
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How aesthetically realistic and imaginative a writer can be is obvious in the works of John Steinbeck, one of the most famous American writers. His keen social perception and sympathetic humor distinguish him from several other contemporary writers.
Words of Wisdom: Ernest Hemingway
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Hemingway is presumably the only writer who rose to the appreciable heights through his simple and uncomplicated writing style. He never went for ostentatious display of words and sentences, and that is why he is favorite among the readers from all classes.
Words of Wisdom: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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Series: Great Oratory, Book 19 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 314. Price: $1.25 USD. Words: 12,150. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, one of the most famous and widely read Russian novelists, has contributed greatly to the world literature with his unique and powerful creations. One of his most famous novels is "Crime and Punishment." It is said to be the first psychological novel.
Words of Wisdom: Herman Melville
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The short stories and novels written by Herman Melville have kept readers amused for several decades. He was a well travelled person, so consequently a keen observer of human behavior. His works have been popular in all age groups of readers. The most unique feature of his writing is his command over language and precise selection of words.
Literature Help: The Rover
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“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
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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.