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English Literature By William J. Long
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PREFACE This book, which presents the whole splendid history of English literature from Anglo-Saxon times to the close of the Victorian Era, has three specific aims. The first is to create or to... More > encourage in every student the desire to read the best books, and to know literature itself rather than what has been written about literature. The second is to interpret literature both personally and historically, that is, to show how a great book generally reflects not only the author's life and thought but also the spirit of the age and the ideals of the nation's history. The third aim is to show, by a study of each successive period, how our literature has steadily developed from its first simple songs and stories to its present complexity in prose and poetry. To carry out these aims we have introduced the following features: . WILLIAM J. LONG STAMFORD, CONNECTICUT< Less
History of English Literature in Nutshell (1) By RUSHIKESH UPADHYAY
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This book deals with the history topics like the age of Renaissance, the Periodical essays, The Restoration Comedy of Manners, The Anti-Sentimental Comedy and The Restoration Tragedy. All these... More > topics are discussed with critical and textual quotations. This book will be useful to those who are willing to study history of English Literature.< Less
History of English Literature in Nutshell (2) By RUSHIKESH UPADHYAY
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The present book analytically presents some of the major phases in the history of English Literature. It has tried to cover some of the important period like the Augustan Age, The Romantic Revival,... More > The Age of Transition, etc. Each age has its importance in the making of the literature of that particular age. In a way the book focuses on the characteristics of these ages. Again the book discusses how these ages influenced some of the forms of English literature as well as the theme and technique of their piece of work and how the writers left their influence on the age to which they belong. A separate chapter on two of the most influential writers Tennyson and Browning is given special consideration.< Less
Literature Companion: Monster By History World
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In the novel, “Monster”, Steve Harmon is also labeled a “Monster.” It is obvious that the novel is highly autobiographical and the author draws most of inspiration from his... More > personal life experiences. In the later years, Myers started working as a construction worker. It is said that he was a very obedient student and he listened to the advice given by his teachers very attentively. While working as a construction worker, he decided that he would sternly follow advice that was given to him by his high school writing teacher. After the completion of his work, every evening, he started writing with complete devotion. He had a kind of zeal to learn and progress. Literature Companion: Monster Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Background and History Chapter Three: Plot Overview Chapter Four: Characters Chapter Five: Complete Summary Chapter Six: Critical Analysis< Less
Literature Companion: Nervous Conditions By History World
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In the year 1987, women in the country were further excluded when they were not included in the Unity Accord. It was not acceptable to the majority of women in the country. When “Nervous... More > Conditions” was published, the time was quite opportune because it was a grand success and widely accepted. Even the great literary figures such as Alice Walker and Doris Lessing have highly admired the novel. It was said by Doris Lessing that “Nervous Condition” was sure to become a classic. There is no doubt that “Nervous Condition” is one of the most significant African novels written during the 20th century. It has also found its place in the curriculum of several schools and colleges around the world in the departments of cultural studies and African Literature. Literature Companion: Nervous Conditions Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Characters Chapter Four: Complete Summary Chapter Five: Critical Analysis< Less
Literature Companion: Wise Children By History World
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The story of the novel revolves around the fortunes of Dora and Nora Chance, twin chorus girls and their strange theatrical family. The novel very deeply explores the subversive nature of... More > fatherhood. Dora and Nora happen to be denied of the fatherhood, and consequently they move towards illegitimate lechery which is quite frivolous. The novel has a very strong presence of magical realism. The readers’ expectations of reality and society are quite dramatically twisted. Literature Companion: Wise Children Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Summary Chapter Three: Characters Chapter Four: Complete Summary Chapter Five: Critical Analysis< Less
Literature Companion: The Visit By History World
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“The Visit” by Friedrich Durrenmatt was first performed in 1956 in Zurich. It is a very popular and highly acclaimed tragicomic play. When the play first premiered, the playwright was... More > thirty five years old. Although he was so young, the play brought him international acclaim and innumerable positive reviews. After the enactment of this play, Durrenmatt’s place as a dramatist was cemented. According to the playwright, “The Visit” presents a pessimistic social vision of post-war Europe. It focuses particularly on Switzerland. Literature Companion: The Visit 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: Fences By History World
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The play is set in the 1950s. The play is the part of the ten-part Pittsburgh Cycle written by August Wilson. Similar to the other plays written by the playwright, “Fence” also explores... More > the themes of race-relations, evolving African-American experiences, etc. “Fences” received the prestigious Pulitzer Prize for Drama in the year 1987. In the same year, it was also given Tony Award for Best Play. The pay was highly acclaimed by critics, reviewers, and audiences. It is noticeable that “Fences” collected $11 million in the first year of its production. It is a record amount for a non-musical play. The play eventually went on to win four Tony Awards. Literature Companion: Fences Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Characters Chapter Four: Complete Summary Act One Act Two Chapter Five: Critical Analysis< Less
Literature Companion: Fallen Angels By History World
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The story gradually reveals the terrible facts of the war and how they reflect upon the minds of the young soldiers who happen to be far from home. There is very clear and precise depiction of... More > careless military leadership and brutal guerrilla resistance. The description of American war crimes is also noticeable and it is witnessed firsthand by young Perry. There is no end to the war and the young soldiers begin to wonder whether they will ever go back home. The story very descriptively presents the scenes of the war and how the young soldiers cope up with the atrocities they witness. Literature Companion: Fallen Angels Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Characters Chapter Four: Complete Summary Chapter Five: Critical Analysis Chapter Six: Fallen Angels and Modern Times< Less
Literature Companion: The Giver By History World
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“The Giver” by Lois Lowry was first published in 1993. It is an American children’s novel. The story is set in a society that is initially presented as a utopian society in the... More > novel, but it slowly begins to appear more and more dystopian. The story is centered on a boy named Jonas. It follows twelfth and thirteenth years of the boy’s life. With the help of a plan called “Sameness” pain and strife has been eliminated from the society, but at the same time the emotional depths has also been eradicated from the people’s lives. As the story progresses, the boy Jonas is chosen as the Receiver of Memory. It is an inherited position in the society. The Receiver of Memory happens to be the person who stores all the past memories of the time before the ‘Sameness’ was introduced to the word. The memories of the past are stored in case they ever need those memories to help in the decisions they make or to provide the experience which the others lack.< Less

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