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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: 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: 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
Literature Companion: Dangerous Liaisons By History World
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“Dangerous Liaisons” is sometimes also described as an amoral story. Since it is an epistolary novel, the entire book is composed of letters which are written by several characters to... More > each other. The most significant are the letters exchanged between Valmont and the Marquise. Through their letters the plot gets momentum. A scandal appeared right after the publication of the novel. Since the novel presents two depraved individuals who lacked any trace of morals it was also seen as a roman a clef. Some of the descriptions in the novel could be linked to the actual individuals in society. On these grounds, there was a scandal. In the preface, it is described how the letters were taken from an actual correspondence. The author did not attempt to dispel this belief. Several questions were raised about the authenticity of the novel.< Less
Literature Companion: Moll Flanders By History World
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Having achieved great success after the publication of the novel "Robinson Crusoe," Defoe went on to publish the present novel. By that time he was an established novelist. Defoe had been... More > associated with both Whig and Tory party leaders at that time. However, he was never at ease with the Walpole group. The author’s Whig views are quite apparent in “Moll Flanders.” When the novel was first published, its original printing did not have the name of the author. Now, it is generally assumed that Daniel Defoe had written the novel. Literature Companion: Moll Flanders Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Characters Chapter Four: Complete Summary Chapter Five: Critical Analysis< Less
Literature Companion: The Sovereignty and Goodness of God By History World
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The book tells the story of Mrs. Rowlandson in captivity. She had been captured by the Native Americans when they attacked Lancaster. Having been released from the captivity, she started to write the... More > present book. It is categorized as captivity narratives in the literary genre. The book had two different titles to meet its two different sects of readers: Puritan New England readers and English readers. After the success of this book, several other authors imitated her narrative. It became a seminal work of the Anglo-American captivity narrative genre. Literature Companion: The Sovereignty and Goodness of God Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Characters Chapter Four: Complete Summary Chapter Five: Critical Analysis< Less

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