Study Guides: English Literature

Ready Reference Treatise: A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court
Series: Ready Reference Treatises, Book 54 · Study Guides: English Literature, Book 75. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 4,220. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2012 . Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Historical » USA
“A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court” is a comic satire which reveals the sixth century England and it medieval culture through the perspective of the central character Hank Morgan.
Ready Reference Treatise: Much Ado about Nothing
Series: Ready Reference Treatises, Book 55 · Study Guides: English Literature, Book 76. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,170. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2012 . Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
Who could have thought that the vast and enchanting English literature and the English speaking world would be indebted to a person who had no academic higher education? Yes, William Shakespeare is the person who gave a new direction to the literary world and the academic pursuits all over the world.
Ready Reference Treatise: As You Like It
Series: Ready Reference Treatises, Book 56 · Study Guides: English Literature, Book 77. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,540. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2012 . Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“As You Like it” by William Shakespeare is a pastoral comedy. It is presumed that the play was written between 1599 and 1600. The play is said to be highly inspired by “Rosalynde” which was written by Thomas Lodge. “Rosalynde” was the early prose romance.
Ready Reference Treatise: A Passage to India
Series: Ready Reference Treatises, Book 57 · Study Guides: English Literature, Book 78. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 5,100. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2012 . Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Classics
The book “A Passage to India” by E. M. Forster is based on the subject of the relationship between the East and West. The story is set against the backdrop of the British Raj in India and it moves along the Independence movement in India in the 1920s.
Ready Reference Treatise: A Room with a View
Series: Ready Reference Treatises, Book 58 · Study Guides: English Literature, Book 79. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 4,800. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2013 . Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Classics
“A Room with a View” by E. M. Forster was first published in 1908. The story revolves around a young woman living in the repressed culture of Edwardian England.
Ready Reference Treatise: A Streetcar Named Desire
Series: Ready Reference Treatises, Book 59 · Study Guides: English Literature, Book 80. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,440. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2013 . Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Plays » American / African American
Blanche comes from a very refined background. The Old South is gradually dying. They have lost their ancestral house and land. The life in New Orleans seems to be of low standard to Blanche. She can’t accept the world of the New South.
Ready Reference Treatise: A Tale of Two Cities
Series: Ready Reference Treatises, Book 60 · Study Guides: English Literature, Book 81. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 4,310. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2013 . Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Classics
“A Tale of Two Cities” by Charles Dickens is a masterpiece. The story is set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution.
Ready Reference Treatise: Atlas Shrugged
Series: Ready Reference Treatises, Book 61 · Study Guides: English Literature, Book 82. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 15,130. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2013 . Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Classics
“Atlas Shrugged" was Rand’s fourth and last novel. It was first published in 1957. It was her longest novel. Rand considered “Atlas Shrugged” to be her magnum opus in novel writing.
Ready Reference Treatise: The Assistant
Series: Ready Reference Treatises, Book 62 · Study Guides: English Literature, Book 83. Price: $1.75 USD. Words: 5,410. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2013 . Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Classics
The novel “The Assistant” is the second novel written by Bernard Malamud. The story is set in the working class neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York.
Ready Reference Treatise: The Awakening
Series: Ready Reference Treatises, Book 63 · Study Guides: English Literature, Book 84. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 12,150. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2013 . Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Alternative history
“The Awakening” by Kate Chopin is considered to be her best work. It was first published in 1899. The story is set in New Orleans and the Southern Louisiana coast at the end of the 19th century.
Ready Reference Treatise: The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
Series: Ready Reference Treatises, Book 64 · Study Guides: English Literature, Book 85. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,250. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2013 . Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Classics
“The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman” by Ernest J. Gaines was first published in the year 1971. The story revolves around the struggles of African American.
Ready Reference Treatise: Barn Burning
Series: Ready Reference Treatises, Book 65 · Study Guides: English Literature, Book 86. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,530. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2013 . Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Nonfiction » Literary criticism » American / General
“Barn Burning” by William Faulkner is a short story. The story was first published in the year 1939 in Harper’s.
Ready Reference Treatise: The Bean Trees
Series: Ready Reference Treatises, Book 66 · Study Guides: English Literature, Book 87. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,360. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2013 . Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Classics
“The Bean Trees” was the first book written by Barbara Kingsolver. It was first published in 1988. The story revolves around Taylor Greer, the protagonist of the novel. She happens to be a native of Kentucky. She finds herself in Oklahoma near Cherokee territory.
Ready Reference Treatise: Darkness at Noon
Series: Ready Reference Treatises, Book 67 · Study Guides: English Literature, Book 88. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 3,680. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2013 . Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Alternative history
“Darkness at Noon” by Arthur Koestler was first published in 1940. It is considered as his best known work.
Ready Reference Treatise: The Bluest Eye
Series: Ready Reference Treatises, Book 68 · Study Guides: English Literature, Book 89. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,280. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2013 . Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » African American fiction » Contemporary woman
“The Bluest Eye” by Nobel Prize winning American author Toni Morrison was first published in 1970. While writing this novel, Toni Morrison was teaching at Howard University and raising her two sons on her own.
Ready Reference Treatise: Black Boy
Series: Ready Reference Treatises, Book 69 · Study Guides: English Literature, Book 90. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,050. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2013 . Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » African American fiction » Historical
“Black Boy” by Richard Wright is an autobiographical novel. It describes the author's struggles in the society where color discrimination was the main obstacle in the way of social and economic success.
Ready Reference Treatise: Beloved
Series: Ready Reference Treatises, Book 70 · Study Guides: English Literature, Book 91. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,800. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2013 . Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » African American fiction » Historical
“Beloved” by the Nobel Prize winning American writer Toni Morrison was first published in 1987. The story is set during and after the Civil War in America, between 1861 and 1865. An African-American slave, Margaret Garner, is the source of inspiration for the story.
Critical Approaches to Literature
Series: Study Guides: English Literature, Book 92. Price: $1.25 USD. Words: 2,710. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2013 . Categories: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » English as a second language, Nonfiction » Reference » Foreign language study
When we come across a text, it needs to be read, understood, and interpreted.
Ready Reference Treatise: The Black Prince
Series: Ready Reference Treatises, Book 71 · Study Guides: English Literature, Book 93. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,130. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2013 . Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Classics
“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.
Ready Reference Treatise: Bless Me, Ultima
Series: Ready Reference Treatises, Book 72 · Study Guides: English Literature, Book 94. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,880. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2013 . Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Coming of age
“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: Bleak House
Series: Ready Reference Treatises, Book 73 · Study Guides: English Literature, Book 95. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,250. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2013 . Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Literature » Literary
“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: The Comedy of Errors
Series: Ready Reference Treatises, Book 74 · Study Guides: English Literature, Book 96. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,910. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2013 . Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Plays » Shakespeare
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: Bread Givers
Series: Ready Reference Treatises, Book 75 · Study Guides: English Literature, Book 97. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,350. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2013 . Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Alternative history
“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.
Ready Reference Treatise: Breath, Eyes, Memory
Series: Ready Reference Treatises, Book 76 · Study Guides: English Literature, Book 98. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,760. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2013 . Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Coming of age
“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.
Ready Reference Treatise: The Book of the City of Ladies
Series: Ready Reference Treatises, Book 77 · Study Guides: English Literature, Book 99. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 4,120. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2013 . Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Classics
“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.