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Literature Help: Snow Falling on Cedars
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Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,740. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2015 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
It is said that while the author was writing the book, he was a teacher. He wrote this novel in the early morning hours over the period of ten years. It was a very slowly written novel, but it is one of the best modern works of literature.
Literature Help: The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
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Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,020. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2015 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
The continuous story is about four young girls who get a pair of jeans which fits all of them very well although all of them have different shapes and sizes.
Literature Help: Shane
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Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 7,860. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2015 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
When the novel was published in the magazine, it was titled ‘Rider from Nowhere.’ Later on it was published as a complete novel with the title “Shane.”
Literature Help: Sister Carrie
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Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,680. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2015 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
Having reached the city, she begins realizing her own American Dream. She initially becomes a mistress to men and she thinks that it is superior. However, she later becomes a very famous actress.
Literature Help: Season of Migration to the North
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Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,740. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2015 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
When there was Islamic government in Sudan, it was banned in Sudan for several years. In the novel there is some graphic sexual imagery in the second half of the novel and that was perhaps the biggest reason to ban the novel in Sudan.
Literature Help: A Raisin In the Sun
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Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,960. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2015 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“A Raisin In the Sun” is considered an autobiographical play. Lorraine Hansberry happens to be one of the first playwrights to sketch realistic pictures of African-American life.
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.
Literature Help: Maggie: A Girl of the Streets
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Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,450. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“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.
Literature Help: The Kite Runner
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Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,680. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
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.
Literature Help: The Jew of Malta
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Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,590. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“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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Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,830. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
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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Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,490. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
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.
Literature Help: Jazz
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Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,230. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
The major part of the story is set in Harlem, New York City, during the 1920s. The narrative very interestingly and skillfully explores the pasts of various characters. The narrative, as the story progresses, extends back to the past to the mid nineteenth century American South.
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.
Literature Help: Enduring Love
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Series: A Quick Guide, Book 98 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 283. Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 10,370. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
It is a very gripping story and the reader remains totally absorbed throughout. With each page the eagerness and expectations rise high.There are divided opinions about the structure of the novel. Some critics admire the structure and declare that “Enduring Love” is a ‘pager-turner.’
"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.
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