Ray Moore

Biography

Ray Moore was born in Nottingham, England in 1950. He obtained his Masters Degree in Literature at Lancaster University in 1974 and then taught in secondary education for twenty-eight years before moving to Florida with his wife in 2002.

For the next ten years, he taught English and Information Technology in the International Baccalaureate Program at Vanguard High School in Ocala. He retired in July 2012 and is now a full-time writer and fitness fanatic.

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Books

Lord of the Flies by William Golding: A Study Guide
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Series: Study Guides, Book 18. Price: $3.25 USD. Words: 5,770. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary criticism
Want to understand the characters, themes and be able to develop your own ideas about the book? 80 in-depth questions guide the reader to a deeper understanding of the novel. I Also included a vocabulary activity through using the exercise which picks out key words from the texts for definition a literary terms activity two graphics (plot and character perspectives)
Antigone by Sophocles: A Study Guide
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Series: Study Guides, Book 17. Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 9,720. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary criticism
Need help understanding Antigone? This Guide puts this third play in the trilogy by Sophocles in context. Included in the guide is the structure of Greek plays, background information on Greece, central issues of the play, its themes, questions to deepen your understanding for each section of the play. a familiarization with literary terms activity and two graphics.
Sanditon Investigations of the Reverend Lyle Thorne
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Series: Reverend Lyle Thorne Mysteries, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 40,130. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Yet again, Reverend Lyle Thorne is called upon to aid among others... the local Constabulary and the Archbishop of Canterbury. He must pit his wits against those who would try to avoid justice and bring to a satisfying conclusion a Civil War murder over 200 years old. Five stories await your perusal. Can you find the clues that will lead you to the criminals/ murderers?
Life of Pi by Yann Martel: A Study Guide
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Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 8,120. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - Literature
Even if you know this text well, you will gain new insights. The guide combines an introduction on genre, themes, and the book's title and supportive commentary with 85 in-depth questions which guide the reader to a deeper understanding of the background, themes, and characters of the text.
Selected Poems by Sylvia Plath: A Study Guide
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Series: Study Guides, Book 16. Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 12,010. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - English (insert language book was written in)
The aim of this Guide is to help the reader towards a fuller understanding and appreciation of the poems of Sylvia Plath. For each poem in the collection, the Guide provides a brief introduction and a number of questions. Some questions are carefully worded to draw your attention to important aspects of the poem which you need to understand.
Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell: A Study Guide
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Series: Study Guides, Book 15. Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 7,280. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - Literature
Background information on George Orwell is followed by 96 in-depth questions with a helpful commentary, which guide the reader to a deeper understanding of the background, themes, and characters of the novel. A teacher might use the questions for self-study, homework, group discussion in class, formal presentations, written answers, etc. An activity is included on the literary terms used.
The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder: A Study Guide
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Series: Study Guides, Book 14. Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 10,680. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary criticism
Tragedy and the randomness of death combine to make Thornton Wilder's Pullitzer prize winning novel one of the truly great texts. The study guide gives a background introduction and overview, including character synopsis. In-depth questions on each chapter along with a helpful commentary will guide the reader to a deeper understanding of the plot, background, themes, and characters of the novel.
Macbeth by William Shakespeare
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Series: Study Guides, Book 13. Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 10,930. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
Need help understanding this play? This guide provides an introduction into the characters, genre and themes, literary terms, includes two graphics- one on plot and the other on the main characters' perspectives, together with a supportive commentary and 125 in-depth questions which lead to a deeper understanding of the play. The guide encourages you to formulate your own ideas.
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.
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad: A Study Guide
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Series: Study Guides, Book 10. Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 6,010. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary criticism
Would you like to develop a deeper understanding of this classic piece of literature? This guide places the novella in its historical context and through more than 80 in-depth questions guides the reader to a deeper understanding of the themes, and characters of the text. Even if you know this text well, you will gain new insights.
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight: Text and Critical Introduction
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Series: Text and Critical Introduction, Book 3. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 75,080. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary criticism
Want to get to grips with the Middle English in the beautiful poem 'Sir Gawain and the Green Knight', understand the historical setting, the structure of the poem, and much more... The author’s aim is to meet the needs of students up to undergraduate level, their teachers, and the general reader so that one of the great works of world literature can be enjoyed.
Slaughterhouse-Five or The Children’s Crusade: A Duty-Dance with Death by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.: Study Guide
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Series: Study Guides, Book 9. Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 10,770. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary criticism
A Study Guide to help you discover valuable insights into the absurdist classic Slaughterhouse-Five which is not a simple read. It will help you develop your understanding of the issues and themes raised by Vonnegut in this powerful book.
The General Prologue to The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer: Text and Critical Introduction
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Series: Text and Critical Introduction, Book 1. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 87,040. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary criticism
The book is virtually unique in providing: the full text in Middle English, an interlinear translation, introductory chapters on the pilgrims and the narrator, guided study questions on each section of the text, a detailed analysis of the frame story and each portrait, a full bibliography and a guide to further reading.
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.
The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot: A Study Guide
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Series: Study Guides, Book 7. Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 7,080. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary criticism
Would you like to develop a deeper understanding of the text? Use the helpful commentary and notes to guide you, together with questions to direct you to what is really important as you read. The questions are designed to stimulate thought and discussion.
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë: A Study Guide
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Series: Study Guides, Book 6. Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 4,120. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary criticism
Would you like to develop a deeper understanding of the text? Use the helpful commentary and notes to guide you together with questions to direct you to what is really important as you read. The questions are designed to stimulate thought and discussion.
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë: A Study Guide
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Series: Study Guides, Book 5. Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 8,180. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary criticism
Would you like to develop a deeper understanding of the text? Use the helpful commentary and notes to guide you together with questions to direct you to what is really important as you read. The questions are designed to stimulate thought and discussion.
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens: A Study Guide
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Series: Study Guides, Book 4. Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 4,810. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary criticism
Would you like to develop a deeper understanding of the text? Use the helpful commentary and notes to guide you together with questions to direct you to what is really important as you read. The questions are designed to stimulate thought and discussion.
The Pearl by John Steinbeck: A Study Guide
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Series: Study Guides, Book 3. Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 3,970. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary criticism
Would you like to develop a deeper understanding of the text? Use the helpful commentary and notes to guide you, together with questions to direct you to what is really important as you read. Also included, two graphics (plot and character) and a literary terms activity.
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck: A Study Guide
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Series: Study Guides, Book 2. Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 6,490. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary criticism
The guide will help you gain new insights into this great Steinbeck novella. It combines a supportive commentary with 58-plus in-depth questions which guide the reader to a deeper understanding of the background, themes, and characters of the text. The questions are designed to stimulate thought and to open up interpretation.
The Wife of Bath’s Prologue and Tale by Geoffrey Chaucer: Text & Critical Introduction
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Series: Text and Critical Introduction, Book 2. Price: $7.00 USD. Words: 57,220. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary criticism
This book uniquely offers everything a reader needs to appreciate the text. It gives the reader a newly edited Middle English text with modernization and a commentary. Also included are chapters on the General Prologue, the Structure of the Wife's Prologue and Tale, the Teller and the Tale, and a comparison with three other tales of the Knight and the Loathly Lady.
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald: A Critical Introduction
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Series: Crtical Introduction, Book 4. Price: $7.00 USD. Words: 83,040. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary criticism
This Critical Introduction explores the main themes, characters and symbols of "The Great Gatsby"; the quest for a new life, the preoccupation with one's place in society, the desire for riches and the greatest dream of all human beings. In doing so it offers an interpretation which, unlike most analyses of this American Masterpiece, places Nick as the focus of Fitzgerald’s attention.
Early Investigations of Lyle Thorne
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Series: Reverend Lyle Thorne Mysteries, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 32,760. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
Lyle Thorne investigates another five cases spanning the years 1876 to 1889. These cases give further insight into the character of Lyle Thorne and reveal some of the reasons why he eventually decides to take holy orders. Although these events occur before the previous two books, it is not necessary to read this book before the first two volumes.
"The Myth of Sisyphus" and "The Stranger" by Albert Camus: Two Study Guides
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Series: Study Guides, Book 1. Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 14,750. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary criticism
This guide for students is aimed to support the study of the two texts, not to replace that study. The Myth of Sisyphus provides Camus' philosophical introduction to The Stranger. Introductions and commentaries keep readers on-track, but the questions are designed to get you thinking and talking and deepen your understanding.
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen: A Critical Introduction
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Series: Crtical Introduction, Book 3. Price: $7.00 USD. Words: 81,030. Language: American English. Published: July 15, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - Literature
A critical introduction to "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen is suitable for students from high school up to university level as well as for the general reader. The book places the novel in the context of Austen's other works, analyzes the narrative voices, the manners of the times, marriage, and the importance of locations.
The General Prologue by Geoffrey Chaucer: A Critical Introduction
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Series: Crtical Introduction, Book 2. Price: $7.00 USD. Words: 79,840. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - Literature
The book is virtually unique in providing, in a single volume, a comprehensive analysis of The General Prologue. It places the work in the context of the social change in late fourteenth century England and analyzes each pilgrim’s description in socio-historical terms. The poem is supported by the author’s own modernization of the text to enable the reader to understand Chaucer’s Middle English.
The Stranger by Albert Camus: A Critical Introduction
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Series: Crtical Introduction, Book 1. Price: $7.00 USD. Words: 67,050. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - Literature
An in-depth analysis of this great novel for the student and the general reader. The book offers a clear and consistent interpretation of The Stranger.
Further Investigations of the Reverend Lyle Thorne
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Series: Reverend Lyle Thorne Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 33,760. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
In March 1889, Detective Sergeant Lyle Thorne abruptly resigned from the Metropolitan Police and began training to become an ordained minister in the Church of England. However, if Thorne had anticipated a quiet, uneventful life at Sanditon vicarage, he was to be disappointed, for his reputation as an investigator attracted a succession of 'clients' each with a remarkable tale.
Investigations of The Reverend Lyle Thorne
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Series: Reverend Lyle Thorne Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 28,170. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
In March 1889, Detective Sergeant Lyle Thorne abruptly resigned from the Metropolitan Police and began training to become an ordained minister in the Church of England. If Thorne had anticipated a quiet, uneventful life at Sanditon vicarage, he was to be disappointed, for his reputation as an investigator attracted a succession of 'clients' each with a remarkable tale.

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