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John Barth: An Introduction by David Morrell
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 72,540. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2015 and represented by Dystel and Goderich Literary Management. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography, Fiction » Literature » Literary criticism
Acclaimed thriller writer David Morrell wrote his PhD dissertation about master author, John Barth. In it, Morrell examines Barth’s early fiction, using interviews with Barth, his agent, and his editors as well as unpublished essays and letters. The result is what Morrell calls “the story behind the stories” as well as an indication of Barth’s influence on Morrell’s own work.
The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder: A Study Guide by Ray Moore
Series: Study Guides, Book 14. Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 13,020. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary criticism, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Teaching methods & materials / language arts
Tragedy and the randomness of death combine to make Thornton Wilder's Pullitzer prize winning novel one of the truly great texts. The study guide gives a background introduction and overview, including character synopsis. In-depth questions on each chapter along with a helpful commentary will guide the reader to a deeper understanding of the plot, background, themes, and characters of the novel.
Slaughterhouse-Five or The Children’s Crusade: A Duty-Dance with Death by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.: Study Guide by Ray Moore
Series: Study Guides, Book 9. Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 10,770. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary criticism
A Study Guide to help you discover valuable insights into the absurdist classic Slaughterhouse-Five which is not a simple read. It will help you develop your understanding of the issues and themes raised by Vonnegut in this powerful book.
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller: A Study Guide by Ray Moore
Series: Study Guides, Book 8. Price: $4.25 USD. Words: 8,780. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Literature » Literary criticism
Would you like to develop a deeper understanding of the text? The study guide includes items on the characters, chronology, themes and structure in the novel. It also incorporates a commentary and notes to guide the reader through the text. The guide poses questions to direct the reader to what is really important as they read and to help understand the underlying themes in the book.
The Pearl by John Steinbeck: A Study Guide by Ray Moore
Series: Study Guides, Book 3. Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 3,970. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary criticism
Would you like to develop a deeper understanding of the text? Use the helpful commentary and notes to guide you, together with questions to direct you to what is really important as you read. Also included, two graphics (plot and character) and a literary terms activity.
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck: A Study Guide by Ray Moore
Series: Study Guides, Book 2. Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 6,490. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary criticism
The guide will help you gain new insights into this great Steinbeck novella. It combines a supportive commentary with 58-plus in-depth questions which guide the reader to a deeper understanding of the background, themes, and characters of the text. The questions are designed to stimulate thought and to open up interpretation.
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald: A Critical Introduction by Ray Moore
Series: Crtical Introduction, Book 4. Price: $7.00 USD. Words: 83,040. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary criticism
This Critical Introduction explores the main themes, characters and symbols of "The Great Gatsby"; the quest for a new life, the preoccupation with one's place in society, the desire for riches and the greatest dream of all human beings. In doing so it offers an interpretation which, unlike most analyses of this American Masterpiece, places Nick as the focus of Fitzgerald’s attention.
El New Yorker en el canon del siglo XX by Jorge Reyes
Price: Free! Words: 4,680. Language: Spanish. Published: December 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary criticism
Un breve recorrido por la influencia de la revista New Yorker en la literatura de Estados Unidos en el siglo XX: su estilo, sus hitos, sus mitos, que la convirtieron en la revista literaria de referencia y prestigio mundial.
Eldapa's Halloween Tale: The iHearts Sleepy Hollow Terror by David Brant
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 3,010. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Classics, Fiction » Literature » Literary criticism
Two of the ihearts, a loving and workaholic couple who are trying to escape for a Halloween getaway, get targeted in an all too real Sleepy Hollow terror, pursued by their very own headless horseman.
Stacked: a play in one act by Daniel Hardman
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,510. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2013. Categories: Plays » American / African American, Fiction » Literature » Literary criticism
Are human beings doomed to muddle through a dreary existence? Can we do better than put a brave face on it, as Camus recommended in "The Myth of Sysiphus"? In this one-act play--a classic response to existential favorites such as "Waiting for Godot"--two actors wrestle with science, religion, an unseen director, and their own choices about how they'll interpret the script they've been given.
Ready Reference Treatise: Barn Burning by Raja Sharma
Series: Ready Reference Treatises, Book 65 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 86. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,530. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Literature » Literary criticism
“Barn Burning” by William Faulkner is a short story. The story was first published in the year 1939 in Harper’s.
Memoirs of the Right Hand Man by J.D. Stimpson
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 76,070. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary criticism, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
"We are the World-Changers... This is our story." Strongly encouraged by advisers to put down on paper the reasons for carrying out the acts that they did, Sarohror Tillit provides a frank and brutal retelling of the story of five young American men who would eventually become the most powerful people on the planet, seen through their own eyes.
Huck Finn's Voyage of Moral Discovery: The Compassionate Morality of a Perfect Sap-head by David Wheeler
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,150. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2012 by Dog's Tail Books. Categories: Essay » Literature, Fiction » Literature » Literary criticism
A 4000 word academic essay which explores Huck's moral development and rebellion against the society of the American South. Fully sourced with 8 secondary academic sources.
Ready Reference Treatise: Of Mice and Men by Raja Sharma
Series: Ready Reference Treatises, Book 17 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 38. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,190. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Literature » Literary criticism
Guide books or book notes are primarily written to make students understand the original text better, especially from all those angles which are often overlooked by a casual reader.