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Ready Reference Treatise: Yonnondio: From the Thirties
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 109 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 246. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,390. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
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.
Macbeth by William Shakespeare
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Series: Study Guides, Book 13. Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 6,690. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
Murder, intrigue and a manipulative woman! 135 in-depth questions guide the reader to a deeper understanding of the play. The questions are designed to stimulate interpretation, discussion, and an active engagement with the text. Teachers may wish to use them for homework, group discussion in class, formal presentations, written answers. It includes an activity on literary terms used in the text.
Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
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Series: Study Guides, Book 12. Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 3,760. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
Assassination, political intrigue and conspiracies. Some things never change! The 47 in-depth questions guide the reader to a deeper understanding of the background, themes, and characters of the play. The questions can be used for self-study. Teachers may wish to use them for homework, group discussion, formal presentations, written answers, etc. Three post-reading activities also included.
HenryIV Part 2 by William Shakespeare: A Study Guide
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Series: Study Guides, Book 11. Price: $4.25 USD. Words: 4,710. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2014. Category: Plays » Shakespeare
Would you like to develop a deeper understanding of this history play? This guide provides in-depth questions on every scene of the play Henry IV Part 2 by William Shakespeare covering: plot, themes, and style and stagecraft. The questions are carefully worded to draw your attention to key ideas so that your understanding of this sometimes difficult text will develop.
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.