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"The Namesake" Summarized and Analyzed
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Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 8,260. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
As a teenager, Gogol rejects his name because he finds it strange-sounding. In his college, he begins to use his public name Nikhil that becomes his permanent name.
Literature Companion: My Name is Asher Lev
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Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,810. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
The novel is set in a Hasidic Jewish Community in the 1950s, in Brooklyn, New York. The protagonist lives in that community but he also studies art outside in New York, Massachusetts, and Europe. As the story progresses he grows into an artist and a good Jew.
Ready Reference Treatise: Midaq Alley
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Series: Ready Reference Treatises · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,760. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
The book “Zuqaq al Midaq” was first published in Arabic, in Egypt, in the year 1847. Midaq Ally is a back street in Cairo, Egypt. The place teems with crowds. It is presented as a microcosm of the world.
Literature Help: The Member of the Wedding
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Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,680. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
It is said that Carson McCullers had initially planned to write a story about a girl who happens to be in love with her piano teacher, but she suddenly found something which compelled her to change it into a full length novel.
"Main Street" Summarized and Analyzed
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Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,210. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
The author very skillfully uses the local speech, and presents the local customs. He criticizes the small town locale. The satire in the novel is double-edged: it is aimed at the simple townspeople and at the same time it satires the superficial intellectuals who look down on them.
"The Man Who was Almost a Man" Summarized and Analyzed
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Series: Study Gudes: English Literature · A Quick Guide. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,350. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
On the surface it appears to be a very simple story about a young boy who wants to have a gun, but the story very intelligently and descriptively explores the underlying themes of racism and the struggles of an individual in America that was divided on the basis of color, caste, ethnicity, and religion.
Quick Guide: The Maids
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Series: Quick Guides to Novels and Plays · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,160. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
The play is loosely based on the real life infamous sisters Christine and Lea Papin. In 1933, these sisters were inhumanely killed by their employer and her daughter in Le Mans, France.
Literature Help: Maggie: A Girl of the Streets
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“Maggie: A Girl of the Streets” by Stephen Crane was first published in 1893. This novella by this famous American novelist was not very well received when it was first published. It did not win literary acclaim and public attention.
Literature Help: Love In the Time of Cholera
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Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,850. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
The story revolves around the major characters Florentino Ariza, Fermina, Daza, and Dr. Juvenal Urbino. There are several flashback scenes and numerous repetitions, which with the element of foreshadowing makes the narrative highly unconventional yet very emphatic.
Ready Reference Treatise: Look Back In Anger
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Jimmy Porter is an educated and intelligent young man of working class; he is highly dissatisfied. Alison is his wife; she is from upper middle class, but she is quite impassive.
"The Five People You Meet In Heaven" Summarized and Analyzed
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“The Five People You Meet In Heaven” by Mitch Albom was first published in 2003. The story revolves around the life and death of Eddie, a maintenance man.
Literature Help: The Kite Runner
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According to the author, “The Kite Runner” is basically a father-son story. Even in his later works, he uses this subject matter.Although the author explores several themes in the novel, guilt and redemption come out as the most significant themes.
Quick Guide: Johnny Tremain
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Series: Quick Guides to Novels and Plays · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,990. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
Courtship, humility, patience, violence, revolution, sacrifice, human rights, apprenticeships, and the increasing tension between the Loyalist and Patriots are some of the major themes of the novel.
Ready Reference Treatise: Flowers for Algernon
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Charlie Gordon happens to be the first human test subject for the surgery. He writes a series of progress reports and tells the story. There are several moral and ethical themes in the novel.
IELTS High Score Guide (Academic) - 50 Important Rules You Must Know To Achieve A High Score!
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,350. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2014 by Sanbrook Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
Are you feeling nervous because you’re about the take the IELTS exam (Academic test format)? Do you have very little time to prepare and you need last minute important tips that will help you achieve a high score? IELTS High Score Guide (Academic) gives you 50 simple but proven rules that will help you achieve those extra points that make a big difference.
Literature Help: The Jew of Malta
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“The Jew of Malta” by Christopher Marlow is assumed to have been written either in 1589 or 1590. The plot of the play is based on religious conflict, intrigue, and vengeance.
Literature Help: Into the Wild
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This highly successful book was also adapted into a movie in the year 2007. The movie was directed by Sean Penn and the leading star in the film was Emile Hirsch.
Literature Help: Black Beauty
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The novel primarily informs the readers about the welfare of the animals and teaches them to treat animals politely and kindly, but at the same time it also teaches how to treat people with sympathy, kindness, and respect.
A Quick Guide to "The House of Bernarda Alba"
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Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 8,560. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
The playwright gave a subtitle to the play and it described the play as a play of women in the villages of Spain. It was the last play written by the author. Although the writing was over on 19th of June 1936, it could only be performed for the first time in the year 1945.
Ready Reference Treatise: Alas, Babylon
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Series: Ready Reference Treatises · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 8,650. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
The most significant theme of the novel is war. Several other themes such as survival, cooperation, perseverance, community, and hope have been explored very efficiently in the novel.