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Literature Help: Homo Faber
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Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,860. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
Technology, probability, and logic rule the world view of the protagonist, but a sequence of incredible coincidences challenge his world view. The novel seems to be a little autobiographical, but less than the author’s other works. Walter Faber has some obvious similarities to Max Frisch, the author.
A Quick Guide to "Distant View of a Minaret"
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Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,120. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
This particular story conveys the passive female sexual role. The sexual relationship in marriage in the Egyptian society is pushed by selfish male domination. The female protagonist in the story is like the lone minaret. She continues to exist with her solitude and never raises her voice.
Literature Help: The Glass Castle
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Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 10,380. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
The detailed description very efficiently finds its way in the hearts and minds of the readers. This true account of the author’s life is not only very interesting and entertaining, but also highly didactic and inspiring.
Literature Help: The Perks of Being a Wallflower
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Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,200. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
Charlie is the protagonist and narrator of the novel; he is quite introvert. The story describes Charlie’s experiences in a series of letters which are written to a person who is a stranger. Charlie doesn’t even know the stranger’s name.
Literature Help: Years of Wonders
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Series: A Quick Guide, Book 116 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 321. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,630. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
When the book was first published, it was immediately accepted by an incredibly large number of readers and it received much praise from the readers. The reviewers were also highly impressed by the narrative and several reviewers commended the story.
Literature Help: The Trials of Brother Jero
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Series: A Quick Guide, Book 113 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 318. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,050. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
The play basically makes mockery of the rapid spread of Christianity across Africa. Wole Soyinka deals with the issue very intelligently and making it as interesting as it can be. There is a phony preacher who deceives common people and his followers.
Literature Help: Diary of a Young Girl
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Series: A Quick Guide, Book 112 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 317. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,220. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
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.
Literature Help: The Rover
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Series: A Quick Guide, Book 111 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 316. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,050. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“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: Demian
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Series: A Quick Guide, Book 110 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 296. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,010. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
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.
Literature Help: Cold Sassy Tree
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Series: A Quick Guide, Book 109 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 295. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,200. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
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.
Literature Help: Clarissa
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Series: A Quick Guide, Book 108 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 294. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,710. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
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.
Literature Help: Fight Club
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Series: A Quick Guide, Book 105 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 290. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,090. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
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 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.
"Maus" Summarized and Analyzed
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Series: A Quick Guide, Book 103 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 288. Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 6,520. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“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: An Ideal Husband
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Series: A Quick Guide, Book 102 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 287. Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 6,990. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“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.”
"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.
"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.
"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.
"Top Girls" Made Easy: Literature Guide
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Series: Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 278 · A Quick Guide, Book 94. Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 9,610. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“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.
“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.
Literature Help: The Seagull
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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 Help: The Good Earth
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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.
Literature Help: The Collector
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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.
Literature Help: Esperanza Rising
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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.
Literature Help: The History Boys
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Series: A Quick Guide, Book 83 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 262. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,720. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
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.
Literature Help: Silence
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Series: A Quick Guide, Book 82 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 261. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,650. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
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.
Literature Help: The Boy In the Striped Pajamas
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Series: A Quick Guide, Book 80 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 259. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,230. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
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 Help: A View from the Bridge
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Series: A Quick Guide, Book 79 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 258. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,710. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“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 Handmaid's Tale
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Series: A Quick Guide, Book 76 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 256. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,740. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
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 Help: In the Time of the Butterflies
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Series: A Quick Guide, Book 75 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 255. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,450. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
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.
Literature Help: Flight
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Series: A Quick Guide, Book 73 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 253. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,150. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“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 Help: Bastard Out of Carolina
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Series: A Quick Guide, Book 71 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 250. Price: $2.25 USD. Words: 8,870. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
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.
Literature Help: Weep Not, Child
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Series: A Quick Guide, Book 70 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 248. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,060. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
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.
Manali Itinerary
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,580. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
During the month of June, in 2011, it was extremely hot in New Delhi. It is generally hot in June and July, but that year it was almost unbearable. We decided to go to Manali by car.
Singapore & Bangkok Itinerary
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,320. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
Once you leave your own country to look for better opportunities in the other countries of the world, the memories of the native land begins to diminish because there is so much more to see in this world.
Berlin Itinerary
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,670. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
I had already booked my seat on a luxury bus that was going to take me on a sight-seeing tour of the city. On Sunday morning, I got up early and armed myself with my camera, my notebook, and a shoulder bag. Having taken bath and got dressed, I reached the hotel lounge.
Sikkim Itinerary
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,180. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Road travel
The schools and colleges were closed and there was nothing much to do for us, I mean my friends and I. We decided to travel to Sikkim. It was going to be a long journey, but there was no dearth of adventure in our young minds.
Indo-Chinese Cuisine
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Series: Delicious Cuisine: Indian Recipe Books, Book 21. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 3,430. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Indian
In this book we have presented some of the quick dishes which can be prepared in just a few minutes. Even a layman can cook these dishes without much fuss. So be your own chef and enjoy these delicacies.
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.
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.
Literature Help: The Sound and the Fury
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Series: A Quick Guide, Book 56 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 223. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,460. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“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.
Words of Wisdom: Herman Melville
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Series: Great Oratory, Book 20 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 315. Price: $1.25 USD. Words: 9,520. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
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: Sanctuary
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Series: Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 221 · A Quick Guide, Book 55. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,610. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“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.
Literature Help: Mosquitoes
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Series: Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 220 · A Quick Guide, Book 54. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,490. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
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.
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.
Literature Help: The Wind In the Willows
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Series: Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 219 · A Quick Guide, Book 53. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 3,920. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“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: Lolita
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Series: Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 218 · A Quick Guide, Book 52. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,440. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
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.”
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