Quick Guides to Novels and Plays

Quick Guide: Sylvie and Bruno
Series: Quick Guides to Novels and Plays, Book 1 · Study Guides: English Literature, Book 5 · A Quick Guide. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,080. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Adventure » Action
“Sylvie and Bruno” revolves around two main plots. One of the plots is set in the real world, and the time is of the Victorian era when the book was published. The second plot is set in the fantasy world of Fairyland.
Quick Guide: Adam Bede
Series: Quick Guides to Novels and Plays, Book 2 · Study Guides: English Literature, Book 6 · A Quick Guide. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,170. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Classics
“Adam Bede” was the first novel written by George Eliot. Actually, George Eliot is the pen name of Mary Ann Evans. The book was first published in 1859. The first edition of the book was published pseudonymously, although Mary Ann Evans was already well published author and an extremely respected scholar of her time.
Quick Guide: Silas Marner
Series: Quick Guides to Novels and Plays, Book 3 · Study Guides: English Literature, Book 7 · A Quick Guide. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,210. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Classics
Although the story is focused on Silas, an individual, the role of the society is also significant. The theme of the individual versus the community is quite significant in the novel. Silas is the title character, but the story is very much about the community of Raveloe in which Silas lives.
Quick Guide: Casino Royale
Series: Quick Guides to Novels and Plays, Book 4 · Study Guides: English Literature, Book 8 · A Quick Guide. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 2,830. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure
Ian Fleming is known for his James Bond novels. He is one of the most widely read novelists in the young world. “Casino Royale” was the first novel written by Ian Fleming. With the success of this novel, he went on to write further eleven novels and two short story collections.
Quick Guide: Goldfinger
Series: Quick Guides to Novels and Plays, Book 5 · Study Guides: English Literature, Book 9 · A Quick Guide. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,820. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Adventure » Action
“Goldfinger” by Ian Fleming was first published in England on 23rd of March 1950. It was published by Jonathan Cape. It was the seventh novel written by Fleming in James Bond series.
Quick Guide: The Beach
Series: Quick Guides to Novels and Plays, Book 6 · Study Guides: English Literature, Book 10 · A Quick Guide. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,660. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Adventure » Action
The story is highly inspired by the earlier literary works such as “Heart of Darkness” and “Lord of the Flies.” The story revolves around the adventures of a young Englishman who happens to be in search of a legendary, idyllic beach that is untouched by tourism.
Quick Guide: Mary Barton
Series: Quick Guides to Novels and Plays, Book 7 · Study Guides: English Literature, Book 11 · A Quick Guide. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 12,530. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Classics
The novel is subtitled “A Tale of Manchester Life.” Though the book was first published anonymously, it came to be known widely that Elizabeth Gaskell was the author of the book.
Quick Guide: The Birthmark
Series: Quick Guides to Novels and Plays, Book 8 · Study Guides: English Literature, Book 12 · A Quick Guide. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 2,930. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
“The Birthmark” by Nathaniel Hawthorne is a highly romantic short story. The story every masterly explores obsession with human perfection.
Quick Guide: Black Like Me
Series: Quick Guides to Novels and Plays, Book 9 · Study Guides: English Literature, Book 13 · A Quick Guide. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,780. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » African American fiction » Historical
The protagonist and the narrator of the book, John Howard Griffin, is a middle aged white man. He lives in Mansfield, Texas in 1959.
Quick Guide: The Power and the Glory
Series: Quick Guides to Novels and Plays, Book 10 · Study Guides: English Literature, Book 14 · A Quick Guide. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 3,170. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Hispanic & Latino
The title of the novel is an allusion to the doxology which is often used to end the Lord’s Prayer: "For thine is the kingdom, (and) the power, and the glory, now and forever (or forever and ever), amen."
Quick Guide: King Solomon's Mines
Series: Quick Guides to Novels and Plays, Book 11 · Study Guides: English Literature, Book 15 · A Quick Guide. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 3,400. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Adventure » Travel
The story revolves around a group of explorers and adventurers who were searching an unexplored region of Africa. Allan Quatermain was the leader of the group. They were searching that region for the missing brother of one of the party.
Quick Guide: The Portrait of a Lady
Series: Quick Guides to Novels and Plays, Book 12 · Study Guides: English Literature, Book 16 · A Quick Guide. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,830. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Classics
The story of the novel revolves around the central character Isabel Archer, a spirited young American woman. As the story progresses, she affronts her destiny and finds it overwhelming.
Quick Guide: Cover Her Face
Series: Quick Guides to Novels and Plays, Book 13 · Study Guides: English Literature, Book 17 · A Quick Guide. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 2,360. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Classics
“Cover Her Face” was the first novel written by P. D. James. It is a crime novel. The book was first published in 1962.
Quick Guide: Sons and Lovers
Series: Quick Guides to Novels and Plays, Book 14 · Study Guides: English Literature, Book 18 · A Quick Guide. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,690. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Classics
“Sons and Lovers” is considered as one of the best novels written by D. H. Lawrence. The book was first published in 1913.
Quick Guide: Nightmare Abbey
Series: Quick Guides to Novels and Plays, Book 15 · Study Guides: English Literature, Book 19 · A Quick Guide. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 3,890. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Romance » Gothic
“Nightmare Abby” by Thomas Love Peacock was first published in November 1818. It was the third of his novels to be published.
Quick Guide: The Italian
Series: Quick Guides to Novels and Plays, Book 16 · Study Guides: English Literature, Book 20 · A Quick Guide. Price: $1.75 USD. Words: 3,130. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Romance » Gothic
“The Italian” By Ann Radcliffe is subtitled “The Confessional of the Black Penitents.” It was first published in 1797. It is a gothic novel, the last one that Ann Radcliffe published during her lifetime. Her other novel “Gaston de Blondeville” was published posthumously in 1846.
Quick Guide: The Book of Margery Kempe
Series: Quick Guides to Novels and Plays, Book 17 · Study Guides: English Literature, Book 153 · A Quick Guide. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,670. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Christian » Fantasy
“The Book of Margery Kempe” is said to have been originally written sometimes in the 15th century in English. It is one of the earliest autobiographies written in English.
Quick Guide: Vanity Fair
Series: Quick Guides to Novels and Plays, Book 18 · Study Guides: English Literature, Book 155 · A Quick Guide. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,610. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
“Vanity Fair” by William Makepeace Thackeray was first published in 1848. It happens to be a novel without a hero. The book satirizes the society in early 19th century Britain.
Quick Guide: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Series: Quick Guides to Novels and Plays, Book 19 · Study Guides: English Literature, Book 157 · A Quick Guide. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,760. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Plays » American / African American
“Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” by Tennessee Williams is a Four Act play. It was first enacted in 1955. The play was produced by the Playwrights’ Company. It is known as one of the best known plays written by Tennessee Williams, and it is also said to be the author’s favourite.
Quick Guide: Orlando
Series: Quick Guides to Novels and Plays, Book 20 · Study Guides: English Literature, Book 161 · A Quick Guide. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,730. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Classics
“Orlando” by Virginia Woolf is subtitled “A Biography.” It was first published on 11th of October in 1928. It happens to be a semi-biographical novel. The story is based in part on the life of Virginia Woolf’s lover Vita Sackville West.
Quick Guide: Blade Runner
Series: Quick Guides to Novels and Plays, Book 21 · Study Guides: English Literature, Book 164 · A Quick Guide. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,730. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Screenplays » Sci-Fi
The story is loosely based on the novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” which was written by Philip K. Dick. The screenplay of the film was written by Hampton Fancher and David Peoples.
Quick Guide: Major Barbara
Series: Quick Guides to Novels and Plays, Book 22 · Study Guides: English Literature, Book 166 · A Quick Guide. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,980. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Plays » European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
The play revolves around the title character Major Barbara, who happens to be an officer of the Salvation Army. Her full name is Major Barbara Undershaft.
Quick Guide: Death Be Not Proud
Series: Quick Guides to Novels and Plays, Book 23 · Study Guides: English Literature, Book 168 · A Quick Guide. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,940. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Education & Study Guides » College Guides, Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
The story of the book revolves around struggle of Gunther’s teenage son who was suffering from a brain tumor. It records the boys struggle to overcome the tumor, and his death at the age of seventeen.
Quick Guide: Number the Stars
Series: Quick Guides to Novels and Plays, Book 25 · Study Guides: English Literature, Book 177 · A Quick Guide. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,830. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Nonfiction » History » European
“Number the Stars” by Lois Lowry one of the most highly acclaimed historical novels. The story is set during the Nazi occupation of Denmark. The German forces have occupied Denmark for three years. Like in other neighboring countries, they have started hunting the Jews in Denmark, their businesses are being closed.