This play was first published in the year 1623 in the First Folio. It was originally classified as comedy, but over the years, after detailed analysis and study of the play, the critics and scholars have concluded that it is one of his problem plays.
It is one of the earliest works of James Baldwin. The story has remained highly popular with academic circles and educational institutions. It is a favorite of college anthologists. It is said to be one of the most widely read short stories.
“Young Goodman Brown” is a symbolic story. The titular character, Goodman Brown” goes through a journey into self scrutiny that results in his loss of belief and virtue. It has been presented in a symbolic fashion.
Isaac McCaslin is the most significant character and the unifying force in the book. Generally called ‘Uncle Ike” he is uncle to half a country, but he is father to no one. He will live to be an old man.
Sinclair exposed several health violations and unsanitary practices in the meat packaging industry in the United States in the early 20th century. This exposure was taken very seriously by the readers. To write about this topic, Sinclair had done a lot of investigation for a socialist newspaper.
The novel revolves around the struggles faced by the Holbrook family during the 1920s. The story is basically about the life of the working-class family. It also deals with the themes such as socioeconomic order, motherhood, and the pre-depression era.
“The Heart of the Matter” is considered as one of the most famous novels written by Greens. According to the literary critics, this book is a part of “Catholic Trilogy” written by Green. The other two books in that trilogy are “The Power and the Glory” and “The End of the Affair.”
The author, Gary Paulson, was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1939. It is said that Paulson was not a brilliant student and he did not have much motivation to inspire him. However, an incident in his life changed his life forever.
The author had written this story as a satire of works on authoritarian dystopias and the common views and fears of egalitarian politics. The author presents a highly imaginative dystopian society and titular character, Harrison Bergeron.
The story revolves around two rivals and ex-lovers, the Marquise de Merteuil and the Vicomte de Valmont. Both of them often try to humiliate and degrade others and to achieve this end they use seduction as a weapon.
The story revolves around the title character Ellen Foster, the first person narrator and protagonist of the novel. She happens to be a young white American girl. She lives in adverse conditions somewhere in the rural South.
The story reveals that when Christopher is overloaded with new information, he is not able to take immediate and rational decisions. He finds it difficult to visit other places because he has spent most of his childhood at home with his father, who happens to have told him that his mother died of a heart attack.
The story of the novel revolves around Stephen Kumalo, the protagonist of the novel, who happens to be a black Anglican priest from a rural Natal town in South Africa. He goes in search of his son Absalom in the city of Johannesburg.
The story of the novel revolves around Alfred Brooks, a seventeen years old black boy. Alfred happens to be a school dropout. He lives with his Aunt Pearl and her three daughters in Harlem, New York City.
W. P. Inman is the male protagonist of the novel. He happens to be an injured deserter from the Confederate army when the American Civil War is about to end. The novel tells the story of W. P. Inman and his beloved Ada.
The story is based on the real life story of Valentino Achak Deng. The story describes his struggles and how he overcame them. Achak Deng was a Sudanese refugee who had come to take refuge in the United States. He was the member of the Lost Boys of Sudan Programme.
Several critics consider “Wild Duck” as Henrik Ibsen’s masterpiece. The play very skillfully recounts the fatal effects of what Ibsen termed the ‘life lie,’ some kinds of delusions which a person needs to escape from the harsh reality which is intolerable for the person.
The novel deals with several significant issues such as mother-daughter relationships, racism, lesbianism, education, depression, and the conflict between the modern medicine and the medicine based on the native superstitious knowledge.
“She Stoops to Conquer” is known for its enduring appeal. There are only few plays that have remained popular even today, and “She Stoops to Conquer” is one such play. Even today, the play is regularly performed.
The book tells the story of the central character Esperanza Cordero. She happens to be a young Latina girl. The novel portrays her life growing up in Chicago with Chicanos and Puerto Ricans. Esperanza eventually determines to leave her impoverished Latino neighborhood.
It was the first book written and published by the author and journalist Ron Suskind. The book presents the biographical account of the life of Cedric Jennings during his last years in high school and initial years in college.
Although the book has been written in the third person, the major part of the story is presented from the perspective of Niel Herbert, who happens to grow up in Sweet Water. He is the witness to the decline of Mrs. Forrester. He feels very deeply for the lost lady.
Ayn Rand is a Russian-American novelist. Through this novel, she gave her first statement against Communism. The author mentions in the foreword that “We the Living” was the closest she would ever come to writing an autobiography.
Several critics admired the first half of the novel. The first half of the novel mainly describes the childhoods of Maggie and Tom Tulliver. Most of the critics did not like the second half and the ending of The Mill on the Floss.
The American edition of the novel was published in 1794. It proved to be a highly successful novel and it instantly became a bestseller. Up to the present time, the novel has gone through more than two hundred editions in America.
Equiano was a former slave. The book describes his time that he had spent in enslavement. He had begun to study the Bible, attempting to free himself from the clutches of slavery. He was eventually successful in gaining independence and success in business.
The book describes the interactions among certain individuals who are both gifted and flawed. The interactions among those individuals had very greatly influenced the early development of the United States of America.
The book was on the Best Seller List of the New York Times and the Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List. The book won Maine Student Book Award, Vermont’s Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children’s Book Award, Mark Twain Award, and Nene Award in the years 2014 and 2015.
Charles Smithson is the central character of ‘The French Lieutenant’s Woman.” The novel explores his fraught relationship with the former governess Sarah Woodruff. Charles happens to be a gentleman and amateur naturalist, and Sarah is an independent woman. He falls in love with her.
Mark Joseph Salzman, the author of “Lying Awake” was born on 3rd of December 1959 in Greenwich, Connecticut, USA. This American writer is widely known for his immensely popular and widely read memoir “Iron & Silk.”
Most of the plays written by Henrik Ibsen present a scathing commentary on the nineteenth century morality. The present play is also one such play. The play investigates the issues such as religion, venereal diseases, incest, and euthanasia.
The story moves around the adventures of Phileas Fogg of London and his newly employed French valet Passepartout. They try to go around the world in eighty days on a twenty thousand pounds wager. It was set by Fogg’s friends at the Reform Club.
Sir Percy Blakeney is the title character. He happens to be a very rich English fop. He becomes a very formidable swordsman and an expert escape artist. He is the one who rescues several French noblemen from the French tribunal and the fury of the masses in Paris.
Quentin “Q” Jacobsen is the protagonist of the novel. He searches his childhood love and neighbor Margo Roth Spiegelman. Ben, Radar, and Lacey are Quentin’s friends. Having completed their search of missing Margo, they find out more about the real Margo.
The book’s title has been derived from a poem written by William Wordsworth. The poem is presented at the beginning of the novel. The author had very extensively researched the relations between the Native Indians and the white during the eighteenth century in Ohio and Pennsylvania.
It is said that the author had an opportunity to read some letters, which were written to Susan Chester who was the advice columnist for the Brooklyn Eagle. He showed the letters to his friend Perelman but he refused to use those letters as source material.
The central character of the boy has been inspired by a real life incident. This character is based on a child who was onboard the Hato, when it was torpedoed. The boy fortunately drifted out to sea in a lifeboat.
The book has the distinction of being one of the earliest works of American fiction. This is the first book in the history of America that depicts the tense relationship between Americans and Indians on the frontier.
It is said that when Baldwin completed the manuscript and brought it to the publisher, the publisher told Baldwin to burn the book because it was primarily about homosexuality, a romantic relationship between two men.
Lina Mayfleet and Doon Harrow are the two protagonists. Both of them are young; they are friends. They begin to follow the clues that had been left behind by the original builders of this city and safely reach the outside world.
These tiny creatures borrow from the big people for their survival. “The Borrowers” is one of the five books n the same series. The same borrowers’ family features in all these five books. Eventually, they leave their house.
The story revolves around the titular character Bud Caldwell. He is a ten-year old boy. He happens to be on his own. Life is not as much fun as it appears to be. The little boy has to face several problems in his journey of life.
“The Golden Ass” was originally titled ‘The Metamorphoses of Apuleius.’ St. Augustine later named it as “The Golden Ass.” It happens to be the only Ancient Roman novel in Latin that has survived in its entirety.
The story revolves around three major characters, three children named Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire. After a fire, these three children become orphans. They are sent to live with Count Olaf. The Count tries to seal the inheritance of the children.
The updated style guide is wonderful. I can assert that even a layman can format books if he is ready to read the instructions carefully and in steps, without ever trying to be over-smart,for I was in my initial adventures with the earlier guide and I had to resubmit books five or six times. But now I have been able to send more than hundred books to the premium catalog.
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I would like to dwell upon one significant thing and that is the fluent and smooth style of Guido Mattioni. The lines seem to be compelling the reader to softly and silently move along because the description is simply mesmerizing. I felt as if I were gently introduced to another America, a kind of absorbing panorama. Hats off to Guido Mattioni. A gem of a literary creation. Very rare to come across in this fast paced otherwise insipid world of literature which is so much deteriorated with all that crap which is published in the name of Literature.
If you are sick of reading the usual stuff, this book will touch you like lulling zephyr.
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