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Literature Companion: Childhood's End By History World
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‘Childhood’s End’ is divided into three parts. There is no main character in the story. The third-person omniscient narrative is highly significant. The first part of the novel is... More > titled “Earth and the Overlords.” The story begins in the late 20th century. Both the United States and the Soviet Union are in competition with each other about their space programmes. Both are trying to launch the first spaceship into orbit. It is said that the spaceship will be sent into orbit for military purposes. Literature Companion: Childhood's End Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Characters Chapter Four: Complete Summary Chapter Five: Critical Analysis< Less
Literature Companion: Ordinary People By History World
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Judith Guest initially wanted to write “Ordinary People” as a short story, but when she started writing, she found that she could not stop herself from writing more and more. She began to... More > explore the characters in greater depth. According to Guest, she did not realize that she had written two hundred pages. The story took her three years to write. She eventually left her teaching job and decided to concentrate on finishing her first novel that had begun as a short story. Since she did not have any publishing agent, she sent the manuscript to a publisher, but it was immediately rejected. Another publisher also rejected the book and said that the book did have some satiric bite, but the level of writing was not good enough to sustain interest. Literature Companion: Ordinary People Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Major Characters Chapter Four: Complete Summary Chapter Five: Critical Analysis< Less
Literature Companion: The Quiet American By History World
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When the book was first published, it was not very well received and there was a lot of criticism, but now that is the thing of the past. “The Quiet American” has been considered as a... More > great piece of literature. There was an article printed in TIME magazine in 2007 that provided the details of a journey which was taken by the fans of Graham Green to Saigon. They followed the paths which the characters of the novel had taken in the past. It proved to be a new way to attract tourists to Vietnam and the Vietnamese Government is very positive about it. A kind of new tourism started. Now it is said that the street vendors in Vietnam sell hundreds of copies of “The Quiet American” every week on the Rue Catinat, which was the setting of Fowler’s flat in the book.< Less
Literature Companion: One Day In the Life of Ivan Denisovich By History World
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The publication of this book was an extraordinary occurrence in the literary history of Soviet Union because no book openly describing Stalinist repression had ever been published and... More > distributed. Novy Mir or New World was a journal. By providing a short introduction to the story the editor prepared the readers of the journal for what they were going to experience during their reading of the story. Up to this day, five English translations have been produced. The book has already been translated into several other languages. The spellings of the names of the characters in English translations slightly differ but the story remains unchanged. The book is widely discussed among the literary circles and academic institution. It is also prescribed in the course of study at several educational institutions.< Less
Literature Companion: My Name Is Asher Lev By History World
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“My Name is Asher Lev” by Chaim Potok was first published on March 12, 1972. Chaim Potok was an American author and rabbi. The story revolves around a Hasidic Jewish boy, Asher Lev, the... More > protagonist of the novel. He lives in New York City. Being a Jewish boy, he is not supposed to be inclined towards arts because his elders believe that art is not related to religion, but Asher is passionately interested in art and paintings. Owing to his interest in his art, there is a conflict with his family and the other members of his family. The story presents Asher’s growth and his development as an artist and a Jew. Literature Companion: My Name is Asher Lev Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Major Characters Chapter Four: Complete Summary Chapter Five: Critical Analysis< Less
Literature Companion: Sula By History World
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It is said that Toni Morrison was worried while she was writing “Sula.” She was concerned because the novel mainly focused on a black community for a largely white readership. She wanted... More > to address this issue. She created the Preface. “Sula” was not economically successful because the sales were not high, but it was very well received by literary critics. The book was nominated in 1975 for a National Book Award. It also won the Ohioana Book Award. Most of the reviews were highly positive and it was widely discussed in several study circles in the United States and several other countries. Literature Companion: Sula Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Characters Chapter Four: Complete Summary Chapter Five: Critical Analysis< Less
Literature Companion: Spring Awakening By History World
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“Spring Awakening” by German dramatist Frank Wedekind was first performed on 20th of November, 1906. It is said to have been written sometime between autumn 1890 and spring 1891. The... More > original German title of the play is “Fruhlings Erwachen.” In English it is also translated as “Spring’s Awakening.” It was the first major play written by the author. The play is considered as a seminal work in the modern history of theatre. Literature Companion: Spring Awakening Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Characters Chapter Four: Complete Summary Act One Act Two Act Three Chapter Five: Critical Analysis< Less
Literature Companion: For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf By History World
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Altogether there are twenty separate poems which are choreographed to music that presents interconnected stories of love, struggle and loss, empowerment etc. The main characters in the play are... More > seven nameless African-American women. They are only identified by their colors. They are called the lady in red, lady in green, lady in blue, etc. The Choreopoem deals with several themes such as rape, abortion, abandonment, HIV/AIDS, and domestic violence. Literature Companion: For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: About the Title of the Play and Production Chapter Three: Plot Overview Chapter Four: Characters Chapter Five: Complete Summary Chapter Six: Critical Analysis< Less
Literature Companion: Roots By History World
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“Roots” is believed to be one of the most significant 20th Century work by an American writer. When the book was published for the first time, it remained on top of the New York Times... More > Best Seller List for several weeks. “Roots” was an instant success. Two authors accused Haley of plagiarizing their novels. Harold Courlander, a novelist, said that “Roots” had been plagiarized from his novel “The African” which had been published in 1967. He sued Haley in the court of law. Eventually, both parties agreed to an out of court settlement. Haley later mentioned that some passages in his novel had been copied from Harold’s book, but he said that it was unintentional. Literature Companion: Roots Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Characters Chapter Four: Complete Summary Chapter Five: Critical Analysis< Less
Literature Companion: Ellen Foster By History World
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Ellen, the protagonist, is relatively uneducated, but she is highly ambitious and clever. It is presumed that the novel is set in the late 1970s. Ellen Foster, an eleven-year-old girl, is the title... More > character and the narrator of the novel. At the beginning of the novel, it is revealed that Ellen’s mother committed suicide by overdosing on her medication. Now Ellen must find herself a loving home and a family to adopt her. Literature Companion: Ellen Foster Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Characters Chapter Four: Complete Summary Chapter Five: Critical Analysis< Less

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