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Literature Companion: The House of the Spirits
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. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Historical » Paranormal
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
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. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
“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
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. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » African American fiction » Contemporary woman
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
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. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Classics
“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
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. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life
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
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. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Adventure » Action
“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
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,480. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2014 by infoway. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Atheism/Agnosticism, Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
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
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. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » African American fiction » Historical
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
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. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Plays » European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
“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
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. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Classics
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.
Macbeth by William Shakespeare: A Study Guide
Series: Study Guides, Book 13. Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 10,930. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - Literature
Need help understanding this play? This guide provides an introduction into the characters, genre and themes, literary terms, includes two graphics- one on plot and the other on the main characters' perspectives, together with a supportive commentary and 125 in-depth questions which lead to a deeper understanding of the play. The guide encourages you to formulate your own ideas.
Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare: A Study Guide
Series: Study Guides, Book 12. Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 3,760. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Literature » Literary criticism
Assassination, political intrigue and conspiracies. Some things never change! The 47 in-depth questions guide the reader to a deeper understanding of the background, themes, and characters of the play. The questions can be used for self-study. Teachers may wish to use them for homework, group discussion, formal presentations, written answers, etc. Three post-reading activities also included.
HenryIV Part 2 by William Shakespeare: A Study Guide
Series: Study Guides, Book 11. Price: $4.25 USD. Words: 4,710. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2014. Categories: Plays » Shakespeare, Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
Would you like to develop a deeper understanding of this history play? This guide provides in-depth questions on every scene of the play Henry IV Part 2 by William Shakespeare covering: plot, themes, and style and stagecraft. The questions are carefully worded to draw your attention to key ideas so that your understanding of this sometimes difficult text will develop.
Literature Companion: Waiting for Lefty
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. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Plays » American / African American
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.
Series: Quick Guides to Novels and Plays, Book 34 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 244 · A Quick Guide. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,790. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, 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
Series: Quick Guides to Novels and Plays, Book 33 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 243 · A Quick Guide. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,810. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Adventure » War & military
“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
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. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Plays » European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
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.
Literature Companion: Zeitoun
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. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
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
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. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
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
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. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Classics
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.