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Literature Companion: Waiting for Lefty
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Series: A Quick Guide, Book 68 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 245. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,610. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
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.
Quick Guide: Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret.
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Series: Quick Guides to Novels and Plays, Book 34 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 244. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,790. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Literary
It is said to be the author’s most successful novel. The significant point is that the book was written just after she had begun her literary career. During that period, her children were at preschool.
Quick Guide: Mockingjay
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Series: Quick Guides to Novels and Plays, Book 33 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 243. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,810. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“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.
Literature Companion: The Revenger's Tragedy
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Series: A Quick Guide, Book 67 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 242. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,060. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
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.
Letters from John Dewey/Letters from Huck Finn - A Look at Math Education from the Inside
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Price: $2.95 USD. Words: 28,080. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2014 by William R. Parks. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Teaching methods & materials / science & technology
The author of this book is Barry Garelick. The publisher is William R. Parks - www.wrparks.com "Beautifully observed, these letters are a priceless multilayered collection–on one level, a passionate debate on math education–on another, a poignant and human look at the struggle to teach–and learn. Bursting with humor and heart, this book is a treasure and a pleasure to read." Dennis Foon, Author
Literature Companion: Zeitoun
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Series: A Quick Guide, Book 66 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 241. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,650. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
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 Red and the Black
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Series: Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 240 · A Quick Guide, Book 65. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,780. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
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: The Death of Ivan Ilyich
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Series: A Quick Guide, Book 64 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 238. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,040. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
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: Poor Folk
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Series: Quick Guides to Novels and Plays, Book 31 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 237. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,400. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
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: War and Peace
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Series: A Quick Guide, Book 63 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 236. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,040. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“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: Three Cups of Tea
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Series: Quick Guides to Novels and Plays, Book 30 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 234. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,860. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
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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Series: A Quick Guide, Book 62 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 235. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,310. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
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 Help: Love Medicine
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Series: A Quick Guide, Book 61 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 230. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,090. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
The novel “Love Medicine” opens with the scene of a death. June Morrissey freezes to death while she happens to be on her way home to the reservation. June dies as the novel opens; her figure continues to hold the novel together.
Literature Help: The Secret Agent
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Series: A Quick Guide, Book 60 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 229. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 3,620. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“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: True at First Light
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Series: A Quick Guide, Book 59 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 228. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 4,370. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
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.
Quick Guide: The Real Life of Sebastian Knight
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Series: Quick Guides to Novels and Plays, Book 29 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 227. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,070. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
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.
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller: A Study Guide
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Series: Study Guides, Book 8. Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 8,780. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
Would you like to develop a deeper understanding of the text? The study guide includes items on the characters, chronology, themes and structure in the novel. It also incorporates a commentary and notes to guide the reader through the text. The guide poses questions to direct the reader to what is really important as they read and to help understand the underlying themes in the book.
Literature Help: The Pearl
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Series: A Quick Guide, Book 58 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 224. Price: $1.75 USD. Words: 4,830. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“The Pearl” by John Steinbeck was first published in 1947. This beautiful novella revolves around a pearl diver named Kino. The story very descriptively explores man’s nature as well as greed and evil. It is assumed that the story was inspired by a Mexican folk tale from La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico.
Literature Help: Pale Fire
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Series: A Quick Guide, Book 57 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 222. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 5,080. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“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.
Quick Guide: Inherit the Wind
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Series: Quick Guides to Novels and Plays, Book 28 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 226. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,480. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
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.