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.
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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 Companion: Mrs. Warren's Profession
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Series: A Quick Guide, Book 115 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 320. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,120. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
The first public enactment of the play took place after more than thirty years of its writing. It was publicly performed in London in 1925. On the other hand, “Mrs. Warren’s Profession” opened in New Haven, CT and New York City, in the United States in 1905.
Literature Companion: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
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Series: A Quick Guide, Book 114 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 319. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,900. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
The narrator of the novel is Oskar Schell, a nine-year old boy. The story basically revolves around Oskar’s discovery of a key in a vase that belonged to his father and search around New York to get more information about the key.
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 Companion: Wise Children
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Series: A Quick Guide, Book 107 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 292. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,610. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
According to Angela Carter, she started working on “Wise Children” after she had come to know that she had cancer. It was really very difficult for her because she would be leaving a small son and a husband behind her.
Literature Companion: Go Tell It on the Mountain
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Series: A Quick Guide, Book 106 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 291. Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 6,850. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
In "Go Tell It on the Mountain", the author has made several references to the Holy Bible. The story of Ham is the most significant of all. The story of Ham goes like this in short: Ham was the son of Noah.
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.”
Literature Companion: Monster
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Series: A Quick Guide, Book 101 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 286. Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 10,230. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
It is said that Dean Myers had a very troubled young age. Even as a young man, he struggled with his speech and it hindered him from expressing himself openly and completely.
Literature Companion: Fences
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Series: A Quick Guide, Book 100 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 285. Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 9,350. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
It is also pointed out that “Fences” is a dense and unsettling play. The play runs for three hours, heavily laden with lost hope and broken dreams. Some people say that the length of the play makes it depressing after some time.
"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.
Literature Companion: A Lesson Before Dying
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Series: A Quick Guide, Book 96 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 281. Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 9,460. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
The story of the novel is set ten years before the Civil Rights Movement began. It is set in the year 1948. The African-Americans had to face a lot of problems during this period but they had their own successes as well, but the dramatic events of the Civil Rights Movement overshadowed all that.
"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.
Literature Companion: The Visit
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Series: A Quick Guide, Book 93 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 279. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,980. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“The Visit” asks several questions. It questions Swiss neutrality during the Second World War. It also puts a question mark on the rise of fascism. The play also points critically to the rise of capitalism in the 1950s. Eventually, it tries to ask questions about the general corruptibility of justice.
"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.
Literature Companion: Nervous Conditions
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Series: A Quick Guide, Book 92 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 277. Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 9,030. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
Tsitsi Dangarembga is one of the few Zimbabwean writers who have found their distinct place in the world literature scenario. Having spent most of her childhood in England, Tsitsi went back to Africa and completed her higher studies there.
Quick Guide: Three Sisters
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Series: Quick Guides to Novels and Plays, Book 36 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 276. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,180. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
World literature remains incomplete without mentioning the works of the Great Russian writer Anton Chekhov. His short stories are considered to be some of the most widely read works all over the world; however, he was also a playwright of great repute.
Quick Guide: The Tortilla Curtain
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Series: Quick Guides to Novels and Plays, Book 35 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 275. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 13,380. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
Several novels have been written by different writers about illegal immigration and non-Americans living in the United States, however, no other writer has so deeply observed this problem as the writer of the present novel has.
“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 Companion: The Virgin Suicides
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Series: A Quick Guide, Book 90 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 273. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,280. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
The story revolves around the lives of five sisters, the Lisbon girls. The people living in their community are quite fascinated by the acts of these five sisters because they can’t explain for their acts.
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 Companion: Never Let Me Go
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Series: A Quick Guide, Book 87 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 269. Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 7,020. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
Several questions began to be raised about cloning through the research which was directed at improving the health of common human beings. The story also explores the issues like childhood bullying and the role of sex in human relationships.
Literature Companion: Fifth Business
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Series: A Quick Guide, Book 86 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 268. Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 8,800. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
The book was highly admired by both critics and readers. It went on to win several prestigious literary awards. It has its distinct place in University English Literature classes around the world.
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.

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Ready Reference Treatise: Midaq Alley
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Series: Ready Reference Treatises · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,760. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
The book “Zuqaq al Midaq” was first published in Arabic, in Egypt, in the year 1847. Midaq Ally is a back street in Cairo, Egypt. The place teems with crowds. It is presented as a microcosm of the world.
Ready Reference Treatise: Look Back In Anger
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Series: Ready Reference Treatises · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,480. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
Jimmy Porter is an educated and intelligent young man of working class; he is highly dissatisfied. Alison is his wife; she is from upper middle class, but she is quite impassive.
Ready Reference Treatise: Flowers for Algernon
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Series: Ready Reference Treatises · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,850. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
Charlie Gordon happens to be the first human test subject for the surgery. He writes a series of progress reports and tells the story. There are several moral and ethical themes in the novel.
Ready Reference Treatise: Alas, Babylon
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Series: Ready Reference Treatises · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 8,650. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
The most significant theme of the novel is war. Several other themes such as survival, cooperation, perseverance, community, and hope have been explored very efficiently in the novel.
Ready Reference Treatise: Juno and the Paycock
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Series: Ready Reference Treatises · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,930. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
There was a treaty signed between the IRA and the British government that allowed the self governance of sixteen out of twenty two counties.The treaty was signed in the year 1921. It was, however, a controversial treaty. The die-hard Republicans demanded the independence of all of Ireland.
Ready Reference Treatise: Child of the Dark
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Series: Ready Reference Treatises, Book 115 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 293. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,780. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
The author had a very difficult childhood. It was full of prejudice and ostracism and there were several reasons for that. There were several things which were against her in that prejudiced society.
Ready Reference Treatise: Disgrace
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Series: Ready Reference Treatises, Book 113 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 267. Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 6,890. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
The story very descriptively deals with the country’s changing scenario. There is a third person narrator, David Lurie, whose narration dominates the major part of the story.
Ready Reference Treatise: The Remains of the Day
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Series: Ready Reference Treatises, Book 112 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 266. Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 8,010. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
The story revolves around Steven’s professional and personal relationship with Miss Kenton, his former colleague and the housekeeper.
Ready Reference Treatise: The Caretaker
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Series: Ready Reference Treatises, Book 111 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 263. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,840. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
According to Harold Pinter, he wrote “The Caretaker” while he and his wife were living in Chiswick. There are some events in the play which clearly seem to be drawn on those events which had taken place in Pinter’s own life at the time.
Ready Reference Treatise: Little Women
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Series: Ready Reference Treatises, Book 110 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 251. Price: $2.25 USD. Words: 11,500. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“Little Women” was particularly written for female readers; however, it became equally popular with male readers. True love, work, and domesticity are the three noticeable themes of the novel. These three themes are interdependent.
Ready Reference Treatise: Yonnondio: From the Thirties
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Series: Ready Reference Treatises, Book 109 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 246. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,390. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
The book describes the lives of the Holbrook family. It shows their struggle to survive during the 1920s. They happen to be a working class family. The book also deals with the themes of motherhood, socioeconomic order, and pre-depression era. When the book was first published, it was published as an unfinished piece of writing.
Twilight Days
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Series: Novels and Stories, Book 90. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,830. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Having lived for so long in a human body if the soul is told to evacuate the body in a day or two, where does soul find another home? There are a few things which even if shared with others do not provide solace and hope. They are imminent and bound to happen, and no amount of consolation or soothing words can keep them at bay.
Last Ride to Eternity
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Series: Novels and Stories, Book 87. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,920. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2014. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure
The story of a person, who was aspiring to be a writer, while earning his livelihood by driving a cab in New York City, can definitely make readers believe that there is definitely something called destiny.
Do I Look Like Mother?
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Series: Novels and Stories, Book 86. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 6,230. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Asian American
Like any other child, she wanted the attention of her father, who mostly remained submerged in his newspaper. She would endeavor by several methods to pull his attention, but he would simply shake or nod his head. For all that little Sohini never felt defeated and she continued her efforts.
Prisoners: A Romance
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Series: Novels and Stories, Book 89. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 4,870. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
Before the advent of Buddhism and emergence of Emperor Ashoka, there were hundreds of small kingdoms in South-East Asia. Most of the kingdoms were ruled by powerful and, often cruel, kings.
Where Militants Dare
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Series: Novels and Stories, Book 85. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,710. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2014. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Kashmir, the heaven on this earth, greatly admired and adorned by poets and writers in their works, source of inspiration for several Mughal Emperors, had suddenly seen a few decades of terror, bloodshed, killings, and encounters.
A Day Out
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Series: Novels and Stories, Book 83. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 4,200. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Urban
Hearing about accidents or the death of a known person she would have run out of her house to the house in mourning, but it was not like that. Once when she had heard that a particular neighbor’s daughter got engaged, she had almost run out to meet the girl and her parents. Nothing of the sort had happened.
Jawaan Miyan
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Series: Novels and Stories, Book 82. Price: $1.75 USD. Words: 4,960. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Jawaan Miyan, a Pakistani, lived in that area too. He had come to live in a house along Broadway turning. It was not a big house, but it was very comfortable and in good condition.
Worthwhile
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Series: Novels and Stories, Book 81. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 3,900. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2014. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Asian American
How easily we draw conclusions about others! We kind of become an authority on certain people we know and we boast about the knowledge of his or her character, habits, hobbies, family, and friends, but the truth is, we know very little about that person.
Am I Unwanted?
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Series: Novels and Stories, Book 80. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 7,030. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Ten years have passed and now I am Mrs. Sonia Lawson. My husband, Mike Lawson, was an orphan brought up in an orphanage. He works in a bank. We have been married for four years. I have a little daughter, one year old. We are very happy together.
Unforgettable Friendship
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Series: Novels and Stories, Book 79. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 4,390. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2014. Category: Fiction » Inspirational
We studied at Glorious English Academy, the best high school in our town. Our headmaster, Pundit Hari Prasad, was very impressed by our manners, our discipline, and our studies. Both Dheeraj and I were counted among the good students at school.
Imperfect Affair
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Series: Novels and Stories, Book 78. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 4,630. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
“This heart does not stay on one particular thought for a long period; it continues to wander and compels my mind to revisit the remains of the past where I find mourning, repenting, and cursing elements of my existence.
Mother Won't Come
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Series: Novels and Stories, Book 77. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 4,420. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
She recalls the time when she had been standing behind her husband, Girdhar, in the courtyard of that big mansion. She remembers that the landlord was standing at the window of the second floor. He had come down and said to her, “Do you remember what I had told you?”
The Land Unknown
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Series: Novels and Stories, Book 88. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 4,350. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2014. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Travel
It was the month of September. When I removed the curtain, the sun-rays began to enter the room. The golden sunlight pleased both body and mind. Some leaves on the trees in the garden outside were still green.
A Thread That Binds
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Series: Novels and Stories, Book 76. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,470. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
Honor killings are very common in backward religious societies in several countries in underdeveloped world. Very often, the village Panchayats--an elected group of five elders of the village led by a Head-pass death sentences, going beyond the realm of the law of the country. They order to kill the young boy and the young girl who happen to have married in different religion or different caste.
Home Was Not So
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Series: Novels and Stories, Book 75. Price: $1.75 USD. Words: 10,360. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Manav did not know who Mahesh was so he looked questioningly at Sohail. Sensing his curiosity, Sohail said, “He is my mother’s husband. He is a good man.” Sohail began to look at the cars along the road. He was expecting Mahesh, his mother’s husband.
After His Departure
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Series: Novels and Stories, Book 74. Price: $1.75 USD. Words: 6,130. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
She rushed downstairs and ran towards the main door. She opened the door and faced the army officers. It transpired that they were Captain Kumar and Captain Sahani. Seeing them silent for a while, she could not control her tears. She began to sob. She looked in their eyes and said, “Is everything all right? Is Subhash all right?”
Behind the Ruins
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Series: Novels and Stories, Book 84. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,190. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
While they were carrying her dead body to the cremation ground, I was standing at the gate, near my car. There were tears in my eyes. Her words ‘our Chandai’ were echoing in my mind. An era had come to its end with no history written and no monuments erected.
Am I Fiction?
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Series: Novels and Stories, Book 73. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,020. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
I know they are going to spice it up and make it as interesting and sensational as they can to draw a large number of readers. Do they know what I want? Do they know what I have gone through? That stone gave the verdict that the charges on the girl were so harsh that he could not prohibit the press from reporting the case and its proceedings.
Woman: Then and Now
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Series: Novels and Stories, Book 62. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,180. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
She keeps quiet and enters the kitchen. “Is this a house? Look at the condition of the rooms. Everything is in a kind of mess. Look at the dirty clothes lying in that corner, and toys scattered all over the floor. Nothing remains proper in this house…”
Ready Reference Treatise: Mother Courage and Her Children
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Series: Ready Reference Treatises, Book 108 · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,790. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
The play is not set in modern times. It is set during the Thirty Years’ War of 1618-1648. The play revolves around a wily canteen woman, nicknamed Mother Courage. She works with the Swedish Army. She is quite courageous and she has decided to make her living from the war.
Ready Reference Treatise: Middlemarch
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Series: Ready Reference Treatises, Book 107 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 188. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,060. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
The novel "Middlemarch"describes in detail that the choice of an occupation by which one earns a living is also very important issue. The author very clearly points to the consequences of making wrong choices in life.
Ready Reference Treatise: The White Tiger
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Series: Ready Reference Treatises, Book 106 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 187. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 12,530. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
The story is told through a retrospective narration by Balram Halwai. He is a village boy. The novel follows this village boy’s first journey to Delhi where he works as driver of a rich landlord. From there he goes to Bangalore. He kills his master in Delhi and flees from there.
Ready Reference Treatise: Arcadia
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Series: Ready Reference Treatises, Book 105 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 171. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,350. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“Arcadia” by Tom Stoppard is a famous play written in 1993. The play revolves around the relationship between past and present and between order and disorder and the certainty of knowledge.
प्रेरणा कथाएं: भाग दो
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Series: Hindi Books: Novels and Poetry, Book 9 · Novels and Stories, Book 72 · Hindi Stories and Novels (हिन्दी कथा संसार). Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,300. Language: Hindi. Published: November 23, 2013. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Asian American
मौखिक कथा वाचन लगभग विश्व के हर राष्ट्र में सदियों से चलता आया है और प्राचीन धार्मिक, नैतिक, और मौलिक कथायें लगभग हर समाज में प्रेरणा के स्रोत के रूप में रही हैं। इस संकलन में प्रस्तुत कथायें भारतीय समाज के अलग अलग समय और वर्गों से ली गयी हैं और प्रत्येक कथा साहित्य का एक अनमोल रत्न है ।
प्रेरणा कथाएं: भाग एक
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Series: Hindi Books: Novels and Poetry, Book 8 · Novels and Stories, Book 71 · Hindi Stories and Novels (हिन्दी कथा संसार). Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,830. Language: Hindi. Published: November 23, 2013. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Asian American
मौखिक कथा वाचन लगभग विश्व के हर राष्ट्र में सदियों से चलता आया है और प्राचीन धार्मिक, नैतिक, और मौलिक कथायें लगभग हर समाज में प्रेरणा के स्रोत के रूप में रही हैं। इस संकलन में प्रस्तुत कथायें भारतीय समाज के अलग अलग समय और वर्गों से ली गयी हैं और प्रत्येक कथा साहित्य का एक अनमोल रत्न है ।
आज की दुनिया: काव्य संग्रह
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Series: Hindi Books: Novels and Poetry, Book 7 · Novels and Stories, Book 70 · Hindi Stories and Novels (हिन्दी कथा संसार). Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,350. Language: Hindi. Published: November 22, 2013. Category: Fiction » Poetry » South Asian and Indian poetry
कहाँ हम तुम को याद करते हैं दिल की है दिल से बात करते हैं
Mysterious Fort of Bhangarh
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,450. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
Bhangarh Fort is the only “Legally Haunted” location recognized by the Indian Government. There is a signboard set by Archaeological Survey of India with specific instructions. ASI is a Government of India Organization.
Subdued Moments
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Series: Novels and Stories, Book 61. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 3,310. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
I was still lost in my thoughts and I did not notice when she left her place. Having composed herself, combing her hair and caressing the folds of her dress, she opened the door and stepped out.
Ready Reference Treatise: Invisible Man
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Series: Ready Reference Treatises, Book 104 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 158. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,450. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“Invisible Man” by Ralph Ellison was first published in 1952. It was published by Random House. The story explores many of the social and intellectual issues which face African Americans in the early 20th century. The plot also deals very effectively with the notion of Black Nationalism. It describes the relationship between black identity and Marxism.
Ready Reference Treatise: The Time Machine
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Series: Ready Reference Treatises, Book 103 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 156. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 4,990. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“The Time Machine” by H. G. Wells was first published in 1895. It is a science fiction novella. The credit of popularizing the scientific concept of time travel goes to “The Time Machine.”
Ready Reference Treatise: The Catcher in the Rye
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Series: Ready Reference Treatises, Book 102 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 127. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,720. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“The Catcher in the Rye” by J. D. Salinger was first published in 1951. It is said to be one of the best novels written by Salinger. The book was originally published only for adult readers, but over the years it began to be popular with adolescent readers because the themes of teenage angst and alienation appeal to young readers.
Ready Reference Treatise: Bird by Bird
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Series: Ready Reference Treatises, Book 101 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 126. Price: $1.75 USD. Words: 3,180. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“Bird by Bird” by Anne Lamott was first published in 1994. It is considered her best-known work. The book is inspired by the author’s own personal relationships.
Heart to Heart
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Series: Novels and Stories, Book 60. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,000. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
‘Engaged’ the world struck me, and I deduced that the woman with my son was my daughter-in-law. I could not believe my eyes. The woman with him had short hair, very small face and half of that covered with glasses.
Life’s Weathers
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Series: Novels and Stories, Book 59. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 3,900. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Her sensitiveness is called foolishness by Rajan. He never cares whether she is sad or happy, or what might hurt her. In all these years after their marriage, he has never even asked, “Monica what do you like, or what do you want to do?”
Compunction
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Series: Novels and Stories, Book 58. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 3,620. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2013. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
Generally, he used to get his payment right after the completion of the job, but this time the money had been given to him after some days.
Back Home
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Series: Novels and Stories, Book 57. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 5,110. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2013. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
We reached Raman’s house very early the following morning. The head of the South Indian family was shocked to see us there so early in the morning. However, he said, “Very good, so you have come.
The New Governess
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Series: Novels and Stories, Book 56. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,900. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Having thought for a long while, he is ready with his plan. He calls Juliet and orders her to bring a mirror. She is obviously surprised because she does not know what he is going to do with a mirror, however, she brings him a mirror.
Sold a Part of Life
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Series: Novels and Stories, Book 55. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,910. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2013. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
He stepped into the house and found a few papers scattered on the floor. He bent down and picked a few of them. He found two envelopes, a post card, and a folded piece of paper.
एक भीगी साँझ
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Series: Hindi Books: Novels and Poetry, Book 6 · Novels and Stories, Book 69 · Hindi Stories and Novels (हिन्दी कथा संसार). Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,640. Language: Hindi. Published: August 21, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
उसने घूमकर देखा तो पाया कि आवाज देने वाला उसका एक पुराना ग्राहक था। शीला नें उसको पहचान लिया और एक प्यारी सी मुस्कान दी। "आज शाम को क्या कर रही हो अगर फ्री हो तो मेरे साथ् आ जाओ," उस जवान लड़के ने कहा। "नहीं, आज शाम को मेरी बुकिंग है और मुझे एक ग्राहक के साथ् जाना है," शीला ने कहा।
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  • Bid for a Bride on July 30, 2011

    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
  • Smashwords Style Guide on Aug. 04, 2011

    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. Mr. Mark Coker and his team do care for the author, publishers, and the readers. All the best.
  • Why I Believe in God on Aug. 08, 2011

    Logic is well supported and the style of writing is admirable. I enjoyed reading he book. Good Work! Raja Sharma
  • Whispering Tides on Jan. 20, 2012

    Thanks for this beautiful gift. Though I have gone through just the opening pages, I can eloquently assert that it is going to touch you very deep. The description is marvelous . Raja Sharma
  • Whispering Tides on Jan. 21, 2012

    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
  • The Secrets to Ebook Publishing Success on April 25, 2012

    This is a must read for the indie authors, for Marks' experience is invaluable and he has always shared it with authors and publishers. His selfless devotion and guidance to the indie authors is widely appreciated and recognized. The tips provided by the author in this guide are the definite leads to success and ultimate prosperity and recognition. Yet another Guide book by Mark Coker, a warrior in his own style.