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Literature Help: In the Time of the Butterflies
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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.
Ready Reference Treatise: Little Women
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, 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.
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.
Literature Companion: White Noise
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Series: Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 249. 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.
The Ultimate Collection of Famous Virgin Births: A Reference Book
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,480. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2014 by infoway. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Atheism/Agnosticism
Most of the dozen of figures in this book were famous in some part of the world prior to the time of Jesus Christ. For many religions if their god, gods or prophet wasn't of virgin or miraculous birth then the religion wouldn't be taken seriously.
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.
Ready Reference Treatise: Yonnondio: From the Thirties
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, 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.
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.
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.
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.
Letters from John Dewey/Letters from Huck Finn - A Look at Math Education from the Inside
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Price: $2.95 USD. Words: 28,080. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2014 by William R. Parks. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Teaching methods & materials / science & technology
The author of this book is Barry Garelick. The publisher is William R. Parks - www.wrparks.com "Beautifully observed, these letters are a priceless multilayered collection–on one level, a passionate debate on math education–on another, a poignant and human look at the struggle to teach–and learn. Bursting with humor and heart, this book is a treasure and a pleasure to read." Dennis Foon, Author
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.
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.
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.