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.
Several critics consider “Wild Duck” as Henrik Ibsen’s masterpiece. The play very skillfully recounts the fatal effects of what Ibsen termed the ‘life lie,’ some kinds of delusions which a person needs to escape from the harsh reality which is intolerable for the person.
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.
“She Stoops to Conquer” is known for its enduring appeal. There are only few plays that have remained popular even today, and “She Stoops to Conquer” is one such play. Even today, the play is regularly performed.
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.
“Shaheedon ki chitaon par lagenge har varsh mele,
Watan pe mitne walon ka yahi baki nishaan hoga.”
(There will be fairs at the tombs of the martyrs every year; this is what will remain of those who die for their country.)
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.
This great leader, politician, and anti-apartheid revolutionary has made his place in the hearts of billions of people around the world. He was a great philanthropist who spent all his life serving the downtrodden and the poor in South Africa and other parts of the world.
“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.
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.
Walesa was a simple electrician who had started his work at Lenin Shipyard. Having worked there for some time and having experienced the poor working conditions, he became a dissident trade-union activist.
In her time known as “the most dangerous woman in the United States", Emma Goldman is popularly known for her writing, political speeches, and political activism. She is also called an anarchist by some biographers and historians.
“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.
His major weapon against the Empirical British Regime was non-violent civil disobedience. Now when we see his old pictures, movies, or listen to his speeches, or watch him in movie clips of the time, it seems incredible that a frail man in a white dhoti had led India to her freedom.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It is a children’s novel. The major characters in the novel are children. The story is set in a small college town in California. The story revolves around a sustained imaginative game created by children in a storage yard.
The story is set in the Islamic Republic of Iran after the Islamic Revolution. The title of the book refers to the ancient capital of the Persian Empire, Persepolis. The book was originally published in French. It has been translated into several languages including English.
Toru Watanabe is the narrator of the story. The story is told from the first person perspective. The narrator goes back to his past and describes the days while he had been living as a college student in Tokyo, Japan.
As the story opens, all of these characters are or will be enrolled in the same English class. Having joined that English class, all of them believe that they are unique and they have their special thoughts and ideas with them, but it does not prove to be so.
The titular character Parvana is the protagonist of the novel. She is only an eleven years old girl, but the adverse circumstances faced by the family compel her to become the breadwinner for the family in a war-torn region, dominated by the Taliban, in Afghanistan.
With the arrival of the aliens, utopia begins on Earth and it continues for several decades. The Earth is indirectly ruled by the aliens. However, the utopia comes at the cost of human identity and culture.
When the book was first published, it was very well received both by critics and readers across the country. Baldwin’s eloquent and lyrical writing was particularly admired by the critics and scholars.
The book’s revised edition was published in 1942. The story revolves around four orphan children named Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny. These children make a home for themselves in an abandoned boxcar in the forest.
The book had a complex publication history. For the 1923 edition of the book, the author had selected six prove vignettes composed by Ezra Pound. Eventually, in the following year, the author added twelve vignettes more in the edition that was printed in Paris.
The book tells the story of the central character Esperanza Cordero. She happens to be a young Latina girl. The novel portrays her life growing up in Chicago with Chicanos and Puerto Ricans. Esperanza eventually determines to leave her impoverished Latino neighborhood.
It was the first book written and published by the author and journalist Ron Suskind. The book presents the biographical account of the life of Cedric Jennings during his last years in high school and initial years in college.
Although the book has been written in the third person, the major part of the story is presented from the perspective of Niel Herbert, who happens to grow up in Sweet Water. He is the witness to the decline of Mrs. Forrester. He feels very deeply for the lost lady.
Ayn Rand is a Russian-American novelist. Through this novel, she gave her first statement against Communism. The author mentions in the foreword that “We the Living” was the closest she would ever come to writing an autobiography.
Several critics admired the first half of the novel. The first half of the novel mainly describes the childhoods of Maggie and Tom Tulliver. Most of the critics did not like the second half and the ending of The Mill on the Floss.
The American edition of the novel was published in 1794. It proved to be a highly successful novel and it instantly became a bestseller. Up to the present time, the novel has gone through more than two hundred editions in America.
Equiano was a former slave. The book describes his time that he had spent in enslavement. He had begun to study the Bible, attempting to free himself from the clutches of slavery. He was eventually successful in gaining independence and success in business.
The book describes the interactions among certain individuals who are both gifted and flawed. The interactions among those individuals had very greatly influenced the early development of the United States of America.
The book was on the Best Seller List of the New York Times and the Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List. The book won Maine Student Book Award, Vermont’s Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children’s Book Award, Mark Twain Award, and Nene Award in the years 2014 and 2015.
Charles Smithson is the central character of ‘The French Lieutenant’s Woman.” The novel explores his fraught relationship with the former governess Sarah Woodruff. Charles happens to be a gentleman and amateur naturalist, and Sarah is an independent woman. He falls in love with her.
Mark Joseph Salzman, the author of “Lying Awake” was born on 3rd of December 1959 in Greenwich, Connecticut, USA. This American writer is widely known for his immensely popular and widely read memoir “Iron & Silk.”
The updated style guide is wonderful. I can assert that even a layman can format books if he is ready to read the instructions carefully and in steps, without ever trying to be over-smart,for I was in my initial adventures with the earlier guide and I had to resubmit books five or six times. But now I have been able to send more than hundred books to the premium catalog.
Mr. Mark Coker and his team do care for the author, publishers, and the readers.
All the best.
I would like to dwell upon one significant thing and that is the fluent and smooth style of Guido Mattioni. The lines seem to be compelling the reader to softly and silently move along because the description is simply mesmerizing. I felt as if I were gently introduced to another America, a kind of absorbing panorama. Hats off to Guido Mattioni. A gem of a literary creation. Very rare to come across in this fast paced otherwise insipid world of literature which is so much deteriorated with all that crap which is published in the name of Literature.
If you are sick of reading the usual stuff, this book will touch you like lulling zephyr.
This is a must read for the indie authors, for Marks' experience is invaluable and he has always shared it with authors and publishers. His selfless devotion and guidance to the indie authors is widely appreciated and recognized.
The tips provided by the author in this guide are the definite leads to success and ultimate prosperity and recognition.
Yet another Guide book by Mark Coker, a warrior in his own style.