Sinclair exposed several health violations and unsanitary practices in the meat packaging industry in the United States in the early 20th century. This exposure was taken very seriously by the readers. To write about this topic, Sinclair had done a lot of investigation for a socialist newspaper.
The novel revolves around the struggles faced by the Holbrook family during the 1920s. The story is basically about the life of the working-class family. It also deals with the themes such as socioeconomic order, motherhood, and the pre-depression era.
“The Heart of the Matter” is considered as one of the most famous novels written by Greens. According to the literary critics, this book is a part of “Catholic Trilogy” written by Green. The other two books in that trilogy are “The Power and the Glory” and “The End of the Affair.”
The story reveals that when Christopher is overloaded with new information, he is not able to take immediate and rational decisions. He finds it difficult to visit other places because he has spent most of his childhood at home with his father, who happens to have told him that his mother died of a heart attack.
The story of the novel revolves around Alfred Brooks, a seventeen years old black boy. Alfred happens to be a school dropout. He lives with his Aunt Pearl and her three daughters in Harlem, New York City.
W. P. Inman is the male protagonist of the novel. He happens to be an injured deserter from the Confederate army when the American Civil War is about to end. The novel tells the story of W. P. Inman and his beloved Ada.
The story is based on the real life story of Valentino Achak Deng. The story describes his struggles and how he overcame them. Achak Deng was a Sudanese refugee who had come to take refuge in the United States. He was the member of the Lost Boys of Sudan Programme.
The novel deals with several significant issues such as mother-daughter relationships, racism, lesbianism, education, depression, and the conflict between the modern medicine and the medicine based on the native superstitious knowledge.
It is said that while the author was writing the book, he was a teacher. He wrote this novel in the early morning hours over the period of ten years. It was a very slowly written novel, but it is one of the best modern works of literature.
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.
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.
“Maggie: A Girl of the Streets” by Stephen Crane was first published in 1893. This novella by this famous American novelist was not very well received when it was first published. It did not win literary acclaim and public attention.
The story revolves around the major characters Florentino Ariza, Fermina, Daza, and Dr. Juvenal Urbino. There are several flashback scenes and numerous repetitions, which with the element of foreshadowing makes the narrative highly unconventional yet very emphatic.
According to the author, “The Kite Runner” is basically a father-son story. Even in his later works, he uses this subject matter.Although the author explores several themes in the novel, guilt and redemption come out as the most significant themes.
The novel primarily informs the readers about the welfare of the animals and teaches them to treat animals politely and kindly, but at the same time it also teaches how to treat people with sympathy, kindness, and respect.
The playwright gave a subtitle to the play and it described the play as a play of women in the villages of Spain. It was the last play written by the author. Although the writing was over on 19th of June 1936, it could only be performed for the first time in the year 1945.
The major part of the story is set in Harlem, New York City, during the 1920s. The narrative very interestingly and skillfully explores the pasts of various characters. The narrative, as the story progresses, extends back to the past to the mid nineteenth century American South.
Technology, probability, and logic rule the world view of the protagonist, but a sequence of incredible coincidences challenge his world view. The novel seems to be a little autobiographical, but less than the author’s other works. Walter Faber has some obvious similarities to Max Frisch, the author.
This particular story conveys the passive female sexual role. The sexual relationship in marriage in the Egyptian society is pushed by selfish male domination. The female protagonist in the story is like the lone minaret. She continues to exist with her solitude and never raises her voice.
The detailed description very efficiently finds its way in the hearts and minds of the readers. This true account of the author’s life is not only very interesting and entertaining, but also highly didactic and inspiring.
Charlie is the protagonist and narrator of the novel; he is quite introvert. The story describes Charlie’s experiences in a series of letters which are written to a person who is a stranger. Charlie doesn’t even know the stranger’s name.
When the book was first published, it was immediately accepted by an incredibly large number of readers and it received much praise from the readers. The reviewers were also highly impressed by the narrative and several reviewers commended the story.
The play basically makes mockery of the rapid spread of Christianity across Africa. Wole Soyinka deals with the issue very intelligently and making it as interesting as it can be. There is a phony preacher who deceives common people and his followers.
“The Rover” by Aphra Behn first premiered in the year 1677. The play is also titled “The Banish’d.”
Behn used to work as a spy for Charles II against the Dutch. Unfortunately, the king did not pay her expenses and it resulted in the loss of her meager
The book is inspired by the colorful history of the author's father and his family. It very successfully evokes Georgia at the beginning of the 20th century. “Cold Sassy Tree” is not a biographical account of the author’s own family.
As the novel opens, Clarissa happens to be eighteen years old. She is very beautiful and universally admired and loved. People give her example to show what a woman ought to be like. She is an exemplary woman in the society.
The author describes how he was brainwashed by the army and they taught him the use of guns and drugs.In one year with the army he experienced a lot of bloodshed and violence in which he also took part.
“Maus” can not be confined to a particular genre because it is obviously a very great mixture of history, fiction, biography, memoir, and autobiography. “Maus” is the first graphic novel that received the prestigious Pulitzer Prize in the year 1992.