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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
“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
“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
“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. Price: $1.25 USD. Words: 9,520. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction
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
“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
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. Price: $1.25 USD. Words: 12,150. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction
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
“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
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.”
Words of Wisdom: Ernest Hemingway
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Series: Great Oratory, Book 18. Price: $1.25 USD. Words: 8,570. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction
Hemingway is presumably the only writer who rose to the appreciable heights through his simple and uncomplicated writing style. He never went for ostentatious display of words and sentences, and that is why he is favorite among the readers from all classes.
Words of Wisdom: John Steinbeck
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Series: Great Oratory, Book 17. Price: $1.25 USD. Words: 12,350. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction
How aesthetically realistic and imaginative a writer can be is obvious in the works of John Steinbeck, one of the most famous American writers. His keen social perception and sympathetic humor distinguish him from several other contemporary writers.
Words of Wisdom: George Orwell
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Series: Great Oratory, Book 16. Price: $1.25 USD. Words: 9,760. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction
In academic circles, perhaps, no other novelist has gained as much popularity as George Orwell has. His most famous novels "Nineteen Eighty-Four" and "Animal Farm" brought all the glory that a writer desires. However, his best work is his essays, and it can be said that Orwell is also one of the most accomplished non-fiction writers.
Words of Wisdom: F. Scott Fitzgerald
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Series: Great Oratory, Book 15. Price: $1.25 USD. Words: 7,070. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction
One can hardly hide one's admiration for F. Scott Fitzgerald when he says, “That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you're not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong.” His mesmerizing lines keep readers glued to the novels he has written.
Words of Wisdom: William Shakespeare
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Series: Great Oratory, Book 14. Price: $1.25 USD. Words: 4,750. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction
Who other than Great William Shakespeare could have produced such beautiful lines: “Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.”
Words of Wisdom: William Faulkner
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Series: Great Oratory, Book 13. Price: $1.25 USD. Words: 7,190. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction
William Faulkner, the Nobel Prize winning author, from America is regarded as one of the most famous and widely read novelists in the country. He is known for his ingenious remarks and precise statements.
Words of Wisdom: Vladimir Nabokov
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Series: Great Oratory, Book 12. Price: $1.25 USD. Words: 6,780. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction
Among the most famous Russian writers, Vladimir Nabokov has his very distinct place. Through his world famous novel "Lolita" Nabokov had created sensation. The book is included among the top one hundred books of all times.
Words of Wisdom: Virginia Woolf
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Series: Great Oratory, Book 11. Price: $1.25 USD. Words: 8,420. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction
Among the female writers of the past and present, Virginia Woolf has her very distinct place. Her classics have contributed greatly to English and world literature.
Words of Wisdom: Jane Austen
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Series: Great Oratory, Book 10. Price: $1.25 USD. Words: 2,370. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction
Not many female writers have contributed so much to the world literature as Jane Austen has. She is undoubtedly one of the most famous female writers. She has been a favorite of not only female but male readers and even today her books are sold in large numbers.
Words of Wisdom: James Joyce
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Series: Great Oratory, Book 9. Price: $1.25 USD. Words: 5,110. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction
James Joyce, one of the most prominent Irish writers and thinkers, has given several masterpieces to English Literature. Joyce had started writing at a very early age. His writings are not so easy to understand, for they are full of wit and wisdom. One ought to read between the lines to get to the bottom of his messages in his writings.
Words of Wisdom: Henry James
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Series: Great Oratory, Book 8. Price: $1.25 USD. Words: 7,280. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction
Henry James, one of the greatest short story and novel writers, has produced such wonderful stories that readers from all age groups remain absorbed and entertained once they begin reading his stories.
Words of Wisdom: D. H. Lawrence
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Series: Great Oratory, Book 7. Price: $1.25 USD. Words: 6,470. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction
His precise diction and arrangement of sentences have inspired hundreds of writers, scholars, and students throughout the world. Several of his beautiful sentences, written in his books, have become very popular quotations.
Words of Wisdom: George Bernard Shaw
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Series: Great Oratory, Book 6. Price: $1.25 USD. Words: 4,650. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction
George Bernard Shaw, the British playwright and novelist, is also known as a critic and social reformer. His witty writings have contributed a lot to English literature. Through his unmatched genius, he has written some of the most popular dramas which have retained their charm even today.
Amusing Oratory: Great Thoughts
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Series: Great Oratory, Book 5. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 17,160. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction
A person without fun in his life is simply existing, for he misses a great deal of life. We all keep on looking for amusement in one form or other, however, sources of being amused happen to be different.
Positive Oratory: Great Thoughts
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Series: Great Oratory, Book 4. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 20,350. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction
Positive or optimistic attitude happens to be the key to success and prosperity in life, however, most of people remain deprived of this virtue, for they seldom try to find or come across the sources which might inspire and motivate them.
Motivational Oratory: Great Thoughts
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Series: Great Oratory, Book 3. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 2,330. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction
Despite being blessed with all the advantages in life, without motivation, everything appears to be insipid and gloomy. There ought to be a motive that gives momentum to our activities in life, but most of the people just flow with life without doing much. Motivation is essential to be successful and happy in life, and it can come from various sources.
Love Oratory: Great Thoughts
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Series: Great Oratory, Book 2. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 15,420. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction
It is often said that love is strange, but stranger are the ways of lovers. True, very true, for there can not be any generalization of love. It can spring from various sources and human mind has no control over it; it is absolutely a matter of heart.
Inspirational Oratory: Great Thoughts
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Series: Great Oratory, Book 1. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 5,180. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction
How and when one gets inspired has been a mystery! There is no principle that teaches you how to be inspired, however, the experience of the other people and their thoughts have a very great role to play in our lives. Sometimes, just a few words are enough to inspire a person, consequently transforming his or her life for the better.
Literature Help: Private Lives
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Series: Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 217 · A Quick Guide, Book 51. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,920. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction
The play revolves around a divorced couple. They happen to be on honeymoon with their new spouses. It happens to be coincident that they are staying in adjacent rooms at the same hotel, and they come to know about it.
An Illustrated Dictionary of Film Terms
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,230. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction
Film making is an art, but a causal audience can never understand how difficult and skillful this art is. A layman walks into a cinema theater and enjoys the film, but he hardly ever thinks about all those people who are not visible on the screen.
All About Thomas Paine
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,960. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction
He was one of the most popular English-American political activists, authors, political theorists, and revolutionaries. When the American Revolution began, he wrote two highly influential pamphlets. It is considered that Thomas Paine greatly inspired the Patriots in 1776 to declare and fight for their independence from Great Britain.
Literature Help: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
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Series: Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 216 · A Quick Guide, Book 50. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 3,920. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction
The story revolves around young Stephen Dedalus. It is believed that the character of Stephen Dedalus is a fictional alter ego of James Joyce and it is an allusion to Daedalus, who is believed to be the consummate craftsman of Greek Mythology.
An Illustrated Dictionary of Table Tennis Terms
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,640. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction
There are several words and terms in the game of table tennis which might be unknown to casual table tennis player. If you are an enthusiast and seriously taking up table tennis, this is the dictionary for you. All the entries in this dictionary are followed by pictures and their definitions.
An Illustrated Dictionary of Cricket Terms
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,390. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction
Cricket is a gentleman's game, but the cricketing terms are both gentlemanly and ungentlemanly, for ever day new words or terms are invented by players and commentators.
A Concise Dictionary of Homonyms
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Series: Dictionaries, Book 13. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 6,320. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction
In this dictionary, you will find almost all the words which are often used as homonyms. There are more than one thousand entries in this concise dictionary. This dictionary has been particularly designed to help teachers and students of linguistics and English language.
Literature Help: Death in Venice
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Series: Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 215 · A Quick Guide, Book 49. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 3,620. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction
Aschenbach, a German writer, travels to Venice to get a change of scene, for he has a writer’s block and he is desperately in need of inspiration. He happens to be a self-disciplined, respected, and successful writer who pays a lot of importance to purity of art and aestheticism.
All About Mother Teresa
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,140. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction
During her life time, Mother Teresa received numerous honors and awards for her hard work with the poor and downtrodden people. She was the recipient of the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize.
Literature Help: Cousin Bette
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Series: Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 214 · A Quick Guide, Book 48. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,680. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction
The story of the novel is set in mid 19th century Paris. The story revolves around an unmarried middle-aged woman. She has an extended family, but she is the one who plans the destruction of her family.
Literature Help: The Master Builder
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Series: Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 213 · A Quick Guide, Book 47. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 2,470. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction
“The Master Builder” was titled “Bygmester Solness” in Norwegian language. The play was first published in the month of December in 1892. It is said to be one of the most important and revealing works ever produced by Henrik Ibsen.
Literature Help: Uncle Vanya
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Series: Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 212 · A Quick Guide, Book 46. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,700. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction
The play revolves around a family consisting of an elderly professor and his glamorous young wife, Yelena, who happens to be much younger than the professor. They visit the rural estate that supports their urban lifestyle. Before that the husband and wife had been living in city.
Literature Help: Mourning Becomes Electra
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Series: A Quick Guide, Book 45 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 190. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,540. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction
“Mourning Becomes Electra” retells the story of Oresteia by Aeschylus. The Greek tragedy has been masterly transformed into this modern play. The play revolves around murder, adultery, incestuous love and revenge, and a group of town dwellers who serve the purpose of Greek chorus.
A Quick Guide to "A Burnt-Out Case"
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Series: A Quick Guide, Book 44 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 189. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,470. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction
“A Burnt-Out Case” is, in fact, a study of a man who happens to have burnt out on life in a metaphorical sense. The man in the discussion is Querry, an internationally famous architect. He grows disillusioned with his talent, his name and fame, and his love life.
A Quick Guide to “The Little Prince”
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Series: A Quick Guide, Book 43 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 186. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 4,610. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction
The novella “The Little Prince” is said to be the most read and most translated novel in the French language. “The Little Prince” was voted the best book of the twentieth century in France. The book has been translated into more than two hundred and fifty languages and dialects. It has also been written in Braille.
A Quick Guide to "The Idiot"
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Series: A Quick Guide, Book 42 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 185. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,940. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction
The novel "The Idiot" revolves around the central character Prince Myshkin. He is very innocent and naive, but he happens to arrive in St. Petersburg society which teems with morally corrupt and deceptive people.
Literature Help: Blindness
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Series: A Quick Guide, Book 41 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 184. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,410. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction
“Blindness” is set in an unnamed city in an unnamed country. The story describes the sudden attack of an epidemic that strikes the people of the city and makes them blind. The disease spreads rapidly and soon the entire city goes blind, except for the doctor’s wife.
A Quick Guide to "The Birthday Party"
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Series: A Quick Guide, Book 33 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 183. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,460. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction
"The Birthday Party" is set in a boardinghouse. The play is focused mainly on Stanley, the only boarder at the boarding house. Petey, the owner of the boardinghouse, and Meg, his wife, seem to be very complacent with their life and their boarder.
Literature Help: The Zoo Story
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Series: A Quick Guide, Book 40 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 182. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 3,530. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction
“The Zoo Story” is focused on a conversation between Peter and Jerry. Peter is a middle class publishing executive, and Jerry is an eccentric transient. Peter and Jerry talk cordially in Central Park. However, as the conversation progresses, it slowly descends into violence.
Literature Help: Lady Windermere's Fan
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Series: Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 181 · A Quick Guide, Book 39. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,490. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction
The story revolves around the title character, Lady Windermere. She comes to know that her husband may be having an affair with another woman. Lady Windermere decides to confront her husband and so she does, but instead of feeling guilty or ashamed her husband invites the other woman, Mrs. Erlynne, to his wife’s birthday ball.
Literature Help: If I Were You
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Series: Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 180 · A Quick Guide, Book 38. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,830. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction
"If I Were You" revolves around an unhappy married couple, Mal and Jill. They are provided a chance to understand each other by discovering, quite literally, what either of them would do “If I were you.” In fact, the play provides them a chance to swap their bodies for some time.
Literature Help: Blood Wedding
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Series: Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 178 · A Quick Guide, Book 37. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,710. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction
It is often said that the play "Blood Wedding" is inspired by a real life incident. The author, Lorca, is said to have read about a sensational crime in the Madrid daily ABC in 1928. Almost similar incident is presented in the play, with the help of several fictionalized other events.
Literature Help: Light In August
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Series: Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 176 · A Quick Guide, Book 36. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,340. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction
The story is set in the writers’ present day. It happens to be the interwar period. The story revolves around two strangers who visit Jefferson, Yoknapatawpha County, Mississippi, at different times. It is a fictional county which is based on Faulkner’s home, Lafayette County, Mississippi.
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