Raja Sharma

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Raja Sharma M.Sc.(Physics), M.Tech.(Metallurgy),M.A.(English), is a retired college lecturer.

He has taught English Literature to University students for more than two decades.

His students are scattered all over the world, and it is noticeable that he is in contact with more than ninety thousand of his students.

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What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I have spent most of my life reading and teaching college students. My greatest joy of writing lies in sharing my thoughts with others.
What do your fans mean to you?
I willingly accept both criticism and admiration. Fans or no fans, I will continue to write, because that is the only means which provides me the greatest consolation or reward.
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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 Companion: The Good Woman of Setzuan
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Series: A Quick Guide, Book 81 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 260. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,210. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
The story of the play revolves around a young prostitute named Shen Teh. She struggles hard to live a life that is moral and good. She does not want to be abused and trod upon by those people who would accept and abuse her goodness.
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.
Eighth Sikh Guru: Shri Guru Har Krishan Sahib Ji
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Series: Novels and Stories, Book 108. Price: $1.75 USD. Words: 3,370. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Religious biography
Guru Har Krishan Sahib Ji was declared as Eighth Nanak Guru by his father Shri Guru Har Rai Sahib Ji before his death in 1661. Ram Rai, the eldest son of Guru Har Rai Sahib, was inflamed with jealousy. He had long cherished a desire to be the next Guru of the Sikhs.
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 Companion: Like Water for Chocolate
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Series: A Quick Guide, Book 78 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 257. Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 10,870. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
The story of the novel revolves around a young girl named Tita. Pedro is her lover, but she continues to long her entire life to marry him. Unfortunately, they are never married because Tita’s mother upholds the family tradition of the youngest daughter not marrying but taking care of her mother until the mother passes away.
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 Companion: The House of the Spirits
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Series: A Quick Guide, Book 74 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 254. Price: $2.25 USD. Words: 11,490. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
There is an interesting story behind the conception of the novel. It is said that Isabel Allende got the news that her one hundred year-old grandfather was dying. She started writing a letter to her grandfather. This very letter, eventually, became manuscript of “The House of the Spirits.”
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 Companion: Purple Hibiscus
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Series: A Quick Guide, Book 72 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 252. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,980. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
The novel explores the corruption and religious fundamentalism that gripped the author’s native country. The story is told from the point of view of a child. Through the lives of several characters, the author describes the wave of bloody coups and corrupt military rule that is the part of the Nigerian politics.
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.
Inner Ways
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Series: Novels and Stories, Book 107. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,340. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
“I am fed up with his habit of drinking. He sometimes starts drinking very early in the morning. He does not even think how much our son is going to be affected. At present he does not understand, but after a few years he will definitely be badly affected.
Literature Companion: White Noise
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Series: Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 249 · A Quick Guide, Book 77. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 13,410. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“White Noise” by Don DeLillo was first published in the year 1985. It was the eighth novel published by the author. The book received the U. S. National Book Award for Fiction in the year of its publication.
Seventh Sikh Guru: Shri Guru Har Rai Sahib Ji
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Series: Novels and Stories, Book 106. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,280. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Religious biography
Shri Guru Har Rai Sahib Ji was born on 16th of January 1630. He was the son of Baba Gurdita Ji and Mata Nihal Kaur Ji. He was the seventh Nanak, the seventh guru of the Sikhs.
I Wish I Were…
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Series: Novels and Stories, Book 105. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,080. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Mohini was stunned to read that letter. She looked at the dead body of her little sister. She put her arms around it and pulled it towards her. She began to shout and cry so loudly that several women from the neighborhood entered their house.
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.
Literature Companion: The White Devil
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Series: A Quick Guide, Book 69 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 247. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,410. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“The White Devil” by English playwright John Webster first premiered in 1612. The play’s premier proved to be a complete failure, very talked about notorious failure. It is a revenge tragedy, which according to Webster was not appreciated by an unreceptive audience in the dead of winter when it first premiered.
Our Own Spaces
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Series: Novels and Stories, Book 104. Price: $1.75 USD. Words: 6,810. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
The letter that was open in front of my eyes was a kind of journey into past. I had already read it thrice, but I wanted to read it once again to find out whether I had missed something.
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.
All of a Sudden
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Series: Novels and Stories, Book 103. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,880. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Fiction » Inspirational
“Anyway, please keep my card with you in case you need my cab,” said the cab driver, and put a card in her hand. Sohini opened her purse to give him the money. She paid him and kept his card in her purse. The cab driver started his cab and moved away.
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.
The Portrait Unnamed
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Series: Novels and Stories, Book 102. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,240. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Fiction » Romance » Gothic
Imagining that such a beautiful woman would be so close to him, Shridhar got extremely excited and enthusiastic. He had very faint image of her in his mind, but his artist’s mind had already begun to complete her picture.
Sixth Sikh Guru: Shri Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji
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Series: Novels and Stories, Book 101. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,410. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Sikhism
Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji used to wear two swords called ‘Miri’ and ‘Piri’. The first sword was the symbol of military power and the second symbolized spiritual power. The Sikh then became ‘Saint-Soldier.’
Glimpse of Love
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Series: Novels and Stories, Book 100. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,900. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
The voice of the singer was coming from my right side. I began to walk towards it. It was a handsome young man, singing an Arabic song. He had a one string musical instrument called ‘Iktara’ in his hand. I heard the words very attentively. He was singing, “Everyone wants at least a little love in his life, may be a glimpse of love.”
Literature Companion: Waiting for Lefty
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Series: A Quick Guide, Book 68 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 245. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,610. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
The entire play revolves around the meeting of cab drivers who happen to be planning a labor strike. Through the dramatic device of framing, the playwright makes the audience a part of the meeting.
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.
Rustic Acceptance
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Series: Novels and Stories, Book 99. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,280. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
“These human relations are incomprehensible,” said Paras, looking at his friend who was sitting across the table in that small restaurant. It was on the second floor of a shopping complex, a kind of attached terrace where there were about ten tables for the visitors.
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.
Was There Any Other Way?
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Series: Novels and Stories, Book 98. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,770. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Leaning against the railing on the deck, looking towards the horizon, Seema was lost in her thoughts, almost indifferent to what Jeevan and little Anmol were doing in the cabin. Suddenly, she looked at the sea waves crashing against the huge steel ship. It seemed as if they were crying in agony. She began to compare her life to those shattering sea waves.
Quick Guide: Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret.
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Series: Quick Guides to Novels and Plays, Book 34 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 244. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,790. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Literary
It is said to be the author’s most successful novel. The significant point is that the book was written just after she had begun her literary career. During that period, her children were at preschool.
Quick Guide: Mockingjay
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Series: Quick Guides to Novels and Plays, Book 33 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 243. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,810. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“Mockingjay” by Suzanne Collins was first published in 2010. It is a science fiction novel. This book is the last part of the story which begins in the first book “The Hunger Games” and which was followed by the other part “Catching Fire” in 2009.
After So Many Years
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Series: Novels and Stories, Book 97. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,520. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
Suddenly, I developed a desire to see the bride, but realizing that I had come there for some other purpose, I moved towards the house next to the Chinese restaurant.
Prospective Killer
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Series: Novels and Stories, Book 96. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,530. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
“If you do not demand, they will not give.” The line was echoing in his mind. An honest working man has to do the work and he gets paid without asking for it, but with criminals it is different.
Literature Companion: The Revenger's Tragedy
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Series: A Quick Guide, Book 67 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 242. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,060. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
The play presents a vivid and frequently violent picture of lust and ambition in an Italian court. The tone of the play is satiric and cynicism of Jacobean tragedy is quite noticeable.
Fifth Sikh Guru: Shri Guru Arjan Dev Sahib Ji
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Series: Novels and Stories, Book 95. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,120. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Sikhism
Guru Arjan Sahib Ji was very humble and soft spoken. He was a perfect blend of devotion and sacrifice. When he was only 18 years old, Shri Guru Ramdas Sahib Ji Maharaj installed him as the Fifth Nanak, the fifth Guru of the Sikhs.
Literature Companion: Zeitoun
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Series: A Quick Guide, Book 66 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 241. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,650. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
The story is about a Syrian-American Muslim, Abdulrahman Zeitoun. He was born and brought up in Syria. He worked for a few years as an apprentice in Jableh, the port city in Syria. After that he worked for twenty years as a muscleman, engineer, and fisherman.
Literature Companion: The Red and the Black
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Series: Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 240 · A Quick Guide, Book 65. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,780. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
The protagonist of the novel, Julien Sorel, is an intelligent and ambitious man from a poor family, a carpenter’s son. He has very high ambitions, but he does not understand the ways of the world, yet he wants to conquer it. He wants to rise high in his life.
Fourth Sikh Guru: Shri Guru Ramdas Sahib Ji
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Series: Novels and Stories, Book 94. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,620. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Sikhism
Ramdas Ji was a virtuous man, with considerable merit. He was full of devotion, piety, energy, and eloquence. Guru Amardas Sahib Ji tested him on several occasions, and Ramdas Ji successfully passed all the tests.
Quick Guide: Therese Raquin
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Series: Quick Guides to Novels and Plays, Book 32 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 239. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,220. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Fiction » Romance » Adult
Camille is Therese’s husband. He happens to be an egocentric person. He is a sickly character. Therese wants to liberate herself from that bond of marriage.
Third Sikh Guru: Shri Guru Amardas Sahib Ji
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Series: Novels and Stories, Book 93. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,800. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Sikhism
Guru Amardas Sahib Ji worked hard to spread the message of Sikhism. He went to several parts of India to spread his message. He also sent his Sikh missionaries to several parts of the country to spread the message of Sikhism.
Literature Companion: The Death of Ivan Ilyich
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Series: A Quick Guide, Book 64 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 238. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,040. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
The story revolves around the death of the title character Ilyich Golovin. He dies at the age of 45. Ilyich happens to be a high-court judge in the 19th century Russia. On the surface it appears that he is living a very good life, but he has very strained relationship with his wife.
Second Sikh Guru: Shri Guru Angad Sahib Ji
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Series: Novels and Stories, Book 92. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,440. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Religious biography
Shri Guru Angad Dev Ji carried forward the divine thought of Shri Guru Nanak Sahib Ji both in letter and spirit. He began to preach the villagers and the visitors who came to seek his audience.
First Sikh Guru: Shri Guru Nanak Sahib Ji
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Series: Novels and Stories, Book 91. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,050. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage
Incarnation of divinity, a mystic, a saint, the founder of Sikhism, Shri Guru Nanak Sahib Ji was born on 13th of April, 1469, at Rai-Bhai-di, Talwandi (Now in Pakistan). It is situated now in Shekhupar District of Pakistan.
Quick Guide: Poor Folk
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Series: Quick Guides to Novels and Plays, Book 31 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 237. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,400. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
Dostoyevsky was greatly inspired by the works of other famous writers such as Pushkin, Gogol, and Karamzin. The English and French writers inspired him too.
Literature Companion: War and Peace
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Series: A Quick Guide, Book 63 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 236. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,040. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“War and Peace” by one of the most famous and respected Russian authors, Leo Tolstoy, was first published in 1869. It is an epic novel and often considered to be one of the most significant works of world literature.
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.
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Ready Reference Treatise: The Book Thief
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 98 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 123. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,790. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“The Book Thief” was written by Markus Zusak, an Australian novelist. It was a highly successful book when it was published in 2006 for the first time. The story of the novel is narrated by Death. The story is set in Nazi Germany. The narrator explains that he was very busy like Germany was busy.
Ready Reference Treatise: The Spanish Tragedy
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 97 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 122. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,550. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“The Spanish Tragedy” is said to be one of the best Elizabethan tragedies written by Thomas Kyd. It is said to have been written between 1582 and 1592. The play was highly popular in its time, and it created a deep impact on the minds of the readers and viewers.
Motivational Stories: Part Thirteen
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Series: Motivational Stories, Book 13. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,790. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Classics
In this fast paced world, people hardly get time to pause and think about the forces which motivate or retard them. They are immersed in their works so deeply, earning and arranging that there is hardly any time for them to read the stories which children used to read in the past.
Ready Reference Treatise: The Big Sleep
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 96 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 121. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,380. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“The Big Sleep” by Raymond Chandler is a crime novel. It was published in 1939. This was the first novel which presented detective Philip Marlowe. Two movies have already made on this novel, the first was made in 1946 and the second in 1978.
Ready Reference Treatise: A Prayer for Owen Meany
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 95 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 120. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,120. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“A Prayer for Owen Meany” by John Irving was first published in 1989. It happens to be the seventh published novel by the author. The story revolves around John Wheelwright and his best friend Owen Meany. Both of them grow up together in a small town in New England during 1950s and 1960s.
Ready Reference Treatise: A Wrinkle in Time
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 94 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 119. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,440. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“A Wrinkle in Time” by Madeleine L’Engle is a science fantasy. The book was first published in the year 1962. The story of the novel revolves around a young girl. Her father happens to be a government scientist. His father had been working on a mysterious project called a tesseract, but one day he goes missing.
Ready Reference Treatise: A Delicate Balance
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 93 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 118. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,200. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“A Delicate Balance” by Edward Albee is a remarkable play, highly acclaimed and admired. It first premiered in the year 1966. The play won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in the year 1967. It was the first of the three Pulitzer Prizes which Edward Albee received for his literary creations.
Ready Reference Treatise: A Christmas Carol
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 92 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 117. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,640. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
The story revolves around the central character Ebenezer Scrooge. He happens to be a stingy and irascible character. With the progression of the story, he goes through ideological, ethical, and emotional transformation.
Ready Reference Treatise: How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 91 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 116. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,660. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
The story is narrated from the reverse chronological order. It has been narrated from shifting perspectives.
80 Classic Poems Summarized & Analyzed
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Series: Poetry Guides, Book 10 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 115. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 73,280. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
In this book I have included the summary and analyses of some of the best poems written by various famous poets in different eras. Having gone through this book, I believe, that your understanding of poetry will definitely be enhanced.
Common Errors that Writers Commit
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Series: Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 114. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,860. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » English as a second language
The other day, I wrote a few sentences on the board and then tried to find the reactions of the students. The students were quite new to such word play, and they seemed to be amused. I let them read these sentences and then told them what each sentence meant.
Ready Reference Treatise: Midnight’s Children
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 90 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 113. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,150. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“Midnight’s Children” by Salman Rushdie is said to be one of the most widely read book in the 20th century.
Motivational Stories: Part Twelve
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Series: Motivational Stories, Book 12. Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 8,540. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Entertainment
In this fast paced world, people hardly get time to pause and think about the forces which motivate or retard them. They are immersed in their works so deeply, earning and arranging that there is hardly any time for them to read the stories which children used to read in the past.
Ready Reference Treatise: Hamlet
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 89 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 112. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 13,120. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
Hamlet’s character is the expression of overwhelming grief to seething rage. Sometimes there is real madness and sometimes it is feigned.
Summaries of 25 Classics: An Anthology
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Series: Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 111. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 39,300. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
This book includes the introduction and summary of 25 all time best classics. Most of these books are prescribed in the academic institutions in various parts of the world, so the present book is sure to prove a great help to the students and teachers of English Literature.
Mulla Nasruddin Tales: Part Two
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Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 4,920. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Entertainment
There are thousands of funny incidents related to daily life of Mulla Nasruddin. He was the one who could make even insipid situation very humorous.
Ready Reference Treatise: The Poisonwood Bible
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 88 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 110. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,580. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
First of all, the title “The Poisonwood Bible” draws the attention of the readers. It is not only appropriate but also indispensable.
Ready Reference Treatise: Coriolanus
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 87 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 109. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,510. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
When exactly the play “Coriolanus” was enacted first is not known, however, according to the most of the scholars, the play was launched somewhere between 1605 and 1610. Some others try to emphasize that the play was first staged in probably 1608 or 1609.
Ready Reference Treatise: Gulliver's Travels
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 86 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 108. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,950. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Educational
“Gulliver’s Travels” by Irish writer and clergyman Jonathan Swift was first published in the year 1726.
Mulla Nasruddin Tales: Part One
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Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 3,220. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2013. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
There are thousands of funny incidents related to daily life of Mullah Nasruddin. He was the one who could make even insipid situation very humorous.
Ready Reference Treatise: Under the Net
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 85 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 107. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,170. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“Under the Net” was the first novel written by Iris Murdoch. It was published in 1954. The story is set in London and Paris.
Motivational Stories: Part Eleven
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Series: Motivational Stories, Book 11. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 7,960. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Entertainment
In this fast paced world, people hardly get time to pause and think about the forces which motivate or retard them. They are immersed in their works so deeply, earning and arranging that there is hardly any time for them to read the stories which children used to read in the past.
Ready Reference Treatise: Robinson Crusoe
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 84 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 106. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 7,390. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
It is a fictional autobiography of Robinson Crusoe, who happens to be a castaway. Crusoe is compelled to spend twenty eight years on a remote island near Trinidad, the West Indies.
See You There, Vasundhara
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Series: Novels and Stories, Book 53. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,920. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
A big room in a big mansion, well furnished and well decorated, but gloomy and forlorn. Curtains are drawn, a dim light makes things visible, and morning light seems to be trying to penetrate the curtains. Shashtriji is in his bed, Vasundhara is slowly walking towards him, she carries a cup of tea in her both hands.
Ready Reference Treatise: Endgame
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 83 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 105. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,470. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“Endgame” by Samuel Beckett was originally written in French language, and it was titled “Fin de partie.” This one act play has been written in a style that happens to be associated with the Theatre of the Absurd.
Ready Reference Treatise: Wide Sargasso Sea
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 82 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 104. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,000. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“Wide Sargasso Sea” appears to be acting as a prequel to Jane Eyre written by Charlotte Bronte. The story of the novel “Wide Sargasso Sea” revolves around Antoinette Cosway (who was known as Bertha Mason in Bronte’s novel “Jane Eyre”).
Motivational Stories: Part Ten
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Series: Motivational Stories, Book 10. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 5,990. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Entertainment
In this fast paced world, people hardly get time to pause and think about the forces which motivate or retard them. They are immersed in their works so deeply, earning and arranging that there is hardly any time for them to read the stories which children used to read in the past.
Ready Reference Treatise: The Country Wife
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 81 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 103. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,840. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“The Country Wife” by William Wycherley is a Restoration comedy. It was written in the year 1675. Since the play was written during the early Restoration period, it presents and aristocratic and anti-puritan ideology.
Motivational Stories: Part Nine
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Series: Motivational Stories, Book 9. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 10,360. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Entertainment
In this fast paced world, people hardly get time to pause and think about the forces which motivate or retard them. They are immersed in their works so deeply, earning and arranging that there is hardly any time for them to read the stories which children used to read in the past.
Ready Reference Treatise: The Homecoming
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 80 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 102. Price: $1.25 USD. Words: 3,140. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“The Homecoming” by Nobel laureate Harold Pinter is a two-act play. It was written in 1964. The play was first published in the year 1965.
Ready Reference Treatise: Pamela
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 79 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 101. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 4,340. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“Pamela” by Samuel Richardson is also titled “Virtue Rewarded.” It is an epistolary novel. The book was first published in 1740. The story revolves around a maid servant named Pamela Andrews.
Motivational Stories: Part Eight
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Series: Motivational Stories, Book 8. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 7,860. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Entertainment
In this fast paced world, people hardly get time to pause and think about the forces which motivate or retard them. They are immersed in their works so deeply, earning and arranging that there is hardly any time for them to read the stories which children used to read in the past.
Ready Reference Treatise: Evelina
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 78 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 100. Price: $1.25 USD. Words: 2,850. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“Evelina” is an epistolary novel, in three volumes. Evelina the title character happens to be the daughter of a dissipated English aristocrat, but she is not acknowledged as the legitimate daughter.
Ready Reference Treatise: The Book of the City of Ladies
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 77 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 99. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 4,120. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“The Book of the City of Ladies, published in 1405, is said to be the most famous literary work of the author Christine de Pizan.
Motivational Stories: Part Seven
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Series: Motivational Stories, Book 7. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 16,530. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Entertainment
In this fast paced world, people hardly get time to pause and think about the forces which motivate or retard them. They are immersed in their works so deeply, earning and arranging that there is hardly any time for them to read the stories which children used to read in the past.
Ready Reference Treatise: Breath, Eyes, Memory
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 76 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 98. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,760. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“Breath, Eyes, Memory” was the first novel by Edwidge Danticat. At the time of the publication of this novel, she was only twenty five years old.
Motivational Stories: Part Six
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Series: Motivational Stories, Book 6. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 8,980. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Entertainment
In this fast paced world, people hardly get time to pause and think about the forces which motivate or retard them. They are immersed in their works so deeply, earning and arranging that there is hardly any time for them to read the stories which children used to read in the past.
Motivational Stories: Part Five
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Series: Motivational Stories, Book 5. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 8,580. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Entertainment
In this fast paced world, people hardly get time to pause and think about the forces which motivate or retard them. They are immersed in their works so deeply, earning and arranging that there is hardly any time for them to read the stories which children used to read in the past.
Motivational Stories: Part Four
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Series: Motivational Stories, Book 4. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 5,580. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Entertainment
In this fast paced world, people hardly get time to pause and think about the forces which motivate or retard them. They are immersed in their works so deeply, earning and arranging that there is hardly any time for them to read the stories which children used to read in the past.
A Quick Guide to Shardik
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Price: $1.25 USD. Words: 3,230. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“Shardik” is the second novel written by Richard George Adams. The story revolves around Kelderek, a lonely hunter.
Motivational Stories: Part Three
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Series: Motivational Stories, Book 3. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 7,300. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Entertainment
In this fast paced world, people hardly get time to pause and think about the forces which motivate or retard them. They are immersed in their works so deeply, earning and arranging that there is hardly any time for them to read the stories which children used to read in the past.
Motivational Stories: Part Two
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Series: Motivational Stories, Book 2. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 7,780. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Entertainment
In this fast paced world, people hardly get time to pause and think about the forces which motivate or retard them. They are immersed in their works so deeply, earning and arranging that there is hardly any time for them to read the stories which children used to read in the past.
Ready Reference Treatise: Bread Givers
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 75 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 97. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,350. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“Bread Givers” by Anzia Yezierska was first published in 1925. The story of the novel revolves around the growth of a Jewish American girl. Her immigrant parents are originally from Poland. The story presents the complete details of her growing up in that house-hold.
Motivational Stories: Part One
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Series: Motivational Stories, Book 1. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 5,520. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Entertainment
In this fast paced world, people hardly get time to pause and think about the forces which motivate or retard them. They are immersed in their works so deeply, earning and arranging that there is hardly any time for them to read the stories which children used to read in the past.
Ready Reference Treatise: The Comedy of Errors
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 74 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 96. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,910. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
The play derives the major part of its humour from mistaken identity and slapstick. Word play and pun happen to be equally powerful in this play.
Ready Reference Treatise: Bleak House
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 73 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 95. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,250. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“Bleak House” is one of the most famous novels written by Charles Dickens. It was first published in twenty monthly installments from March 1852 to 1853.
Ready Reference Treatise: Bless Me, Ultima
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 72 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 94. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,880. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“Bless Me, Ultima” by Rudolfo Anaya was first published in 1972. It is considered to be one of the most widely read and critically acclaimed novel in the Chicano literary canon.
Ready Reference Treatise: The Black Prince
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 71 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 93. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,130. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“The Black Prince” by Iris Murdoch was first published in the year 1973. It was the author’s fifteenth novel. The title alludes to Hamlet.
Critical Approaches to Literature
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Series: Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 92. Price: $1.25 USD. Words: 2,730. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » English as a second language
When we come across a text, it needs to be read, understood, and interpreted.
Build Strong Vocabulary: Easy and Free
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,230. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study skills
There are so many books and so many courses that guarantee to improve your vocabulary, but most of them teach you the tricks to improve your memory.

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    The flow hardly gives a reader to put the book down even for a second. Thoroughly entertaining from the first page to the last. Enjoyed reading. Admirable write! All the best. Raja Sharma
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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. Regards Raja Sharma
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