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Ready Reference Treatise: Shabanu
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Series: Ready Reference Treatises · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,920. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
The story takes place in Pakistan. The country had become an independent nation in 1947, after the departure of the British from British India. Before the colonists left India, they divided the British India into two parts, India and Pakistan.
Literature Help: Season of Migration to the North
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Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,740. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2015 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
When there was Islamic government in Sudan, it was banned in Sudan for several years. In the novel there is some graphic sexual imagery in the second half of the novel and that was perhaps the biggest reason to ban the novel in Sudan.
Study Guide for Crime and Punishment
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,620. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
Fyodor Dostoyevsky's epic masterpiece "Crime and Punishment" is massive--dozens of characters, themes, subplots. If you are having trouble keeping track of whose who and what's what, then this book will help you. The covers all the major plots, characters and themes and gives a chapter by chapter summary of the entire book.
Literature Help: A Raisin In the Sun
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Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,960. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2015 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“A Raisin In the Sun” is considered an autobiographical play. Lorraine Hansberry happens to be one of the first playwrights to sketch realistic pictures of African-American life.
"Ragtime" Summarized and Analyzed
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Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 9,170. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2015 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
The author has blended historical characters with fictional characters into a firm framework that encompasses the events, characters, and the important ideas in American History.
Literature Companion: Ordinary People
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Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,580. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2015 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
The book has established itself in several academic circles. It is now in the course of study at several American Secondary school English classes.
"Accidental Death of an Anarchist" Summarized and Analyzed
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Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 8,070. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2015 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
The play has already been performed across the world in more than forty countries. It has also been performed in South Korea, South Africa, Romania, India, the United Kingdom, Chile, and Argentina.
Teachers' Version of Parley After Life
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Price: $2.95 USD. Words: 137,170. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
Teachers' Version includes an extra 32 pages or 20,000 words of explanatory cross-referenced notes on the homonyms, idioms, double meanings and paraphrases as well as additional literary bibliographic references. Comments on religions and the afterlife are also expounded upon but, more importantly, there are psychological self-help insights into how best to work through the grieving process
Quick Guide: Peace Like a River
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Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,450. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2015 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“Peace Like a River” by Leif Enger was first published in 2001. It is one of the bestselling novels in modern literature. It is said that the title of the novel was taken from the lyrics of the hymn “It is Well with My Soul.” It is said that this hymn was sung during Leif Enger’s wedding.
Literature Companion: The Quiet American
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Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,300. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
It is an anti-war novel that describes the events drawn on the author’s own experiences as a war correspondent. The author was the war correspondent for ‘The Times’ and ‘Le Figaro’ in French Indochina 1951 to 1954.
Ready Reference Treatise: Pedro Paramo
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Series: Ready Reference Treatises · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,810. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
Gabriel Garcia Marquez was one of the greatest admirers of the book. He admitted once during an interview that he was greatly inspired by “Pedro Paramo.” He said that having written his first four books, he felt blocked and he was not able to write anything. He discovered “Pedro Paramo” in 1961 and read it.
Literature Companion: One Day In the Life of Ivan Denisovich
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Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 10,340. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“One Day In the Life of Ivan Denisovich” by Aleksander Solzhenitsyn was first published in 1962. It was first published in the form of a story in the Soviet literary magazine “Novy Mir” (New World).
"Native Son" Summarized and Analyzed
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Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,510. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“Native Son” by Richard Wright was first published in 1940. It was originally the title of Nelson Algren’s first novel, “Somebody in Boots.” The story of that novel was based on a piece of doggerel about the first Texan.
"The Namesake" Summarized and Analyzed
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Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 8,260. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
As a teenager, Gogol rejects his name because he finds it strange-sounding. In his college, he begins to use his public name Nikhil that becomes his permanent name.
Literature Companion: My Name is Asher Lev
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Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,810. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
The novel is set in a Hasidic Jewish Community in the 1950s, in Brooklyn, New York. The protagonist lives in that community but he also studies art outside in New York, Massachusetts, and Europe. As the story progresses he grows into an artist and a good Jew.
Ready Reference Treatise: Midaq Alley
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Series: Ready Reference Treatises · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,760. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
The book “Zuqaq al Midaq” was first published in Arabic, in Egypt, in the year 1847. Midaq Ally is a back street in Cairo, Egypt. The place teems with crowds. It is presented as a microcosm of the world.
Literature Help: The Member of the Wedding
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Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,680. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
It is said that Carson McCullers had initially planned to write a story about a girl who happens to be in love with her piano teacher, but she suddenly found something which compelled her to change it into a full length novel.
"Main Street" Summarized and Analyzed
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Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,210. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
The author very skillfully uses the local speech, and presents the local customs. He criticizes the small town locale. The satire in the novel is double-edged: it is aimed at the simple townspeople and at the same time it satires the superficial intellectuals who look down on them.
"The Man Who was Almost a Man" Summarized and Analyzed
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Series: Study Gudes: English Literature · A Quick Guide. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,350. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
On the surface it appears to be a very simple story about a young boy who wants to have a gun, but the story very intelligently and descriptively explores the underlying themes of racism and the struggles of an individual in America that was divided on the basis of color, caste, ethnicity, and religion.
Quick Guide: The Maids
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Series: Quick Guides to Novels and Plays · Study Gudes: English Literature · A Quick Guide. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,160. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
The play is loosely based on the real life infamous sisters Christine and Lea Papin. In 1933, these sisters were inhumanely killed by their employer and her daughter in Le Mans, France.